UPDATE: Baby dies after being shot in head during gun-cleaning accident in Kokomo


INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 24, 2014) – A baby has died after being accidentally shot by his father earlier this week.

The child, 9-month-old Jacob Hambaugh, died Thursday at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis after being taken there from Kokomo, according to the Marion County coroner.

He was taken off of life support at approximately 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

On Wednesday night, police received a call that a man and his baby had been shot at a home in the 400 block of Fawn Drive in Kokomo. They found John Hambaugh III, 31, and his 9-month-old son shot. Hambaugh said he was cleaning a handgun.

A round left inside the gun discharged, striking Hambaugh’s left thigh and hitting the child in the head.

Police said the shooting was accidental. The case remains under investigation.

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