Ohio

Boy dies after shooting himself; dad may face more charges

Authorities say a 2-year-old boy who shot himself with an unsecured gun has died in central Ohio, and a grand jury will consider whether charges are merited against his father.

Thirty-four-year-old Brandon Hill, of Columbus, was initially charged with child endangering last week after police said his son apparently grabbed a firearm that wasn't properly secured and shot himself in the head. Hill flagged down an officer for help in a parking lot of a pizza parlor near his home.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2hQp5uW ) reports the boy died Friday at a hospital.

The Franklin County prosecutor says the case now will be presented to a grand jury for other possible charges.

Court records don't indicate whether Hill has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com