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Posted on September 3, 2015 by

Police Seek Man in Shooting Death of Toddler

The death of a child shocks everyone- the family, friends, neighborhood and community. When a child gets shot, people get sad, angry, confused and they seek answers.

An article from CBS St. Louis on August 25 reported about a toddler who was fatally shot on Utica in St. Louis. They reported that, although an arrest had been made and the mother of the child was being questioned, it was believed the shooting was accidental. They said the boy may have picked up the loaded handgun and shot himself.

An updated article from CBS St. Louis reports that police are seeking a person of interest in connection with the shooting of the toddler. St. Louis County police are looking for Corey Epps, wanting to speak with him about the shooting of 21-month old Carter Epps. The shooting occurred in the home of Carter’s grandmother. Police cannot confirm the relation between Corey and Carter and have not said why they want to question him. One person has been arrested in this case, but charges have not yet been filed.

A wrongful death is when one person dies because of the misconduct of another. This case aside, children and toddlers don’t know how to use a gun.  Who decides if it was misconduct or carelessness?

If someone you know has died because of the misconduct of another, let your St. Louis wrongful death attorneys help you today!