Dad, 22, dies after the gun is stowed in the diaper bag, accidentally goes off and hits him in the chest and injures his daughter while he swaps her outside of an Alabama Chuck E Cheese
- The corpse of the Jefferson coroner identified the man Tuesday as 22-year-old Timothy Roshun Smith Jr.
- The recordings took place on Saturday afternoon at the Olde Towne shopping center on the Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills, Alabama
- According to police, Smith changed the girl's diaper in the back seat when he came in contact with the gun in the diaper bag and the gun was fired.
- He was shot in the chest and hurried to a hospital
- The baby was hit in the leg with the same bullet and was hospitalized in good condition
An Alabama man died days after he was accidentally shot outside of a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant when a gun was unloaded into a baby's diaper bag.
The corpse of the Jefferson coroner identified the man as 22-year-old Timothy Roshun Smith Jr. on Tuesday, AL.com reports.
Police in the Vestavia Hills suburb of Birmingham say that Smith was preparing to replace his daughter's diaper in a car outside the pizza restaurant on Saturday, when a gun stowed in the diaper bag landed on both hands.
Police say the girl was shot in the leg and the man in the chest. The girl's injuries were not considered life-threatening.
A man and a baby were accidentally shot outside of this Chuck E Cheese in Vestavia Hills, Alabama on Saturday after a gun in a diaper bag was fired. Coroners announced on Tuesday that the man died
The corpse of the Jefferson coroner identified the man Tuesday as 22-year-old Timothy Roshun Smith Jr.
Lieutenant Michael Keller says the investigators believe the man in the diaper bag was looking when he hit the gun and accidentally fired.
& # 39; This was a tragic accident and condolences from the VHPD and VHFD to the family involved & # 39 ;, police said in a statement.
The incident occurred on Saturday just before 3 p.m. in the parking lot at the Olde Towne shopping center on the Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills.
According to police, the man and the young girl were standing in the backseat of a car when the gun went off and the man shot into the coffin. The same bullet also hit the child's leg.
The man was transferred to the UAB Hospital Trauma Center to be treated for potentially life-threatening injuries, Al.com reported.
The child was rushed to Children & # 39; s of Alabama Hospital and is in good condition
The child was rushed to Children & # 39; s of Alabama Hospital and is in good condition.
Vestavia Hills Police Lt. Michael Keller said it appears that the adult victim was busy changing the girl's diaper in the back seat when he came in contact with the gun in the diaper bag and the gun fired a single bullet.
& # 39; You don't expect anyone to deliver a weapon where children would be. It just doesn't make sense, & Chuck E Cheese patron John Gerrard told WBRC.
No costs related to the shooting were submitted from Monday morning.