Police have brought charges against a teenager after a toddler was shot dead in eastern Columbus.
Just before 8 p.m., officers were called to Building 300 on N Monroe Street in East Columbus, to report a shooting incident.
According to the police, the 14-year-old told the officers that he was at home caring for his niece and nephew, when a pistol he was holding exploded and hit his two-year-old nephew.
The child was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the teen was charged with murder and tampering with evidence.