4 Yr. Old Son of Jackson Co. Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself

Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-03 15:53:03-05

JACKSON, Mich – The four-year-old son of, Mark Easter a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy, accidentally shot and killed himself Saturday afternoon according to neighbors. The incident happened around 5pm Saturday afternoon at the family’s home on Jackson Rd. in Liberty Township.

According to neighbors, the Deputy was on his way to work when the incident happened. They believe the mother was home with the child.

Michigan State Police are handling the investigation and say it’s unclear how the boy got hold of the gun. The Jackson County Sheriffs Dept. will be bringing in grief counselors to help with the staff.