By Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas prosecutor says a handgun that killed the 3-year-old son of a sheriff’s deputy did not belong to the child’s father.

Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder says the gun that killed Kaden Nagel on Friday belonged to “a friend” of someone at the apartment where deputy Andrew Nagel was living temporarily.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports Kaden died early Friday morning after finding a loaded .40-caliber Glock in a South Hutchinson apartment and accidentally shooting himself with it.

Schroeder says it was the first time the child had visited the apartment, and the gun’s owner believed it had been removed from the residence.

The prosecutor says he doesn’t anticipate any charges will be filed in the case.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,

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