Ohio state trooper indicted in son’s accidental gun death

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Posted at 7:27 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 19:27:30-04

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot himself with an unsecured handgun and died has been indicted on negligent homicide and child endangering charges.

The Blade reports a grand jury in Toledo returned the charges Thursday against 32-year-old Fu Sun. Evan Sun shot himself in the head at his family’s Toledo home May 12.

Sun graduated from the Highway Patrol’s training academy in April.

No online court records were available to determine whether Sun has an attorney.

A Highway Patrol spokesman says Sun is currently on paid military leave. Highway Patrol officials have said an internal investigation was being conducted because the shooting involved a weapon issued by the agency.