Incident

12-28-2015 Alaska Bethel 1-0

Location

December 28, 2015

Alaska State Trooper Housing

Bethel, Alaska
Geolocation: 60.7854, -161.801

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: William Anderson
  • Age: 4
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Playing with gun
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child picked up & fired gun
  • Child killed self

Notes

the boy's father is an Alaska State Trooper who was not at home at the time of the shooting. The handgun was owned by the Anderson family.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Handgun
  • Stolen: Not-stolen

District

Congressional District: 1

State House District: 37