Saturday, November 27, 2010
Allegheny County Police continue to investigate the shooting death of the 4 year old son of a police officer. Authorities are still trying to determine how Gavin Thompson accessed his father's service hand gun in the family home and why it fired. Liberty Borough Police Chief Luke Riley says it appears the boy found the gun in a closet and then accidentally shot himself. The victim's father, John Thompson is a full-time police officer in Port Vue and works part-time for the Liberty Borough Police Department. He has been placed on administrative leave by both departments pending an investigation.