Columbia Father Kills Self After Son’s Accidental Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina man killed himself shortly after his two-year-old son accidentally shot and killed himself.

Authorities say Kyree Myers, 2, found a loaded gun in his family’s home and shot himself.

Ofificer’s responded to the scene and encoutered the child’s father, Keon Myers, with a gun, threatening to kill himself.

Keon Myers shot himself in the head after refusing officer’s commands to drop his weapon.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating whether the same gun was used in both deaths and if the gun was legally obtained.