The 3-year-old son of a Reno County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot and killed himself with a loaded 40-caliber Glock handgun Friday morning, according to a news release from Sheriff Randy Henderson.
Kaden Nagel, the son of Deputy Andrew Nagel, found the gun at 8:15 a.m. in the apartment his father shares with a roommate, according to the release.
Andrew Nagel woke up to the sound of a gunshot.
The South Hutchinson Police Department and the Reno County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the residence in the 100 block of East Avenue B, in South Hutchinson.
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He and the South Hutchinson Fire Department administered first aid before Emergency Medical Services arrived, according to the release.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
The South Hutchinson Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are working the case.
“Please keep the Nagels, his law enforcement family and the first responders in your prayers,” Henderson said in the release.
A news release from the South Hutchinson Police Department said all further information about the case will be released by the Reno County District Attorney’s Office.