LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A deputy coroner in Kentucky has ruled the death of a 2-year-old boy who was shot in the face as accidental.

Deputy Coroner Charles Edelen’s report said Jordan Mefford died Monday of a gunshot wound to the head and that the manner of death was an accident.

The Courier-Journal reports Louisville police said Jordan and his 3-year-old brother found a 9 mm handgun on top of a closet shelf and were passing it back and forth when it went off.

Police said earlier the shooting appeared to be an accident and they wouldn’t be filing charges. The case was sent to the commonwealth’s attorney’s office.

The boys’ parents weren’t home, and the brothers were being baby-sat by a cousin, who was in another room at the time of the shooting.


Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com