Incident

4-23-2020 Tennessee Ooltewah 1-0

Location

April 23, 2020

8548 River Birch Loop
Ooltewah, Tennessee
Geolocation: 35.1416, -85.0542

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Jermonie Vinson
  • Age: 3
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Self-Inflicted (not suicide or suicide attempt - NO PERP)
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child picked up & fired gun
  • Child killed self
  • Criminal act with stolen gun
  • Stolen/Illegally owned gun{s} recovered during arrest/warrant

Notes

child shot self when he picked up family friend's stolen pistol and fired it at residence; 19yo Derrick Ruffin Jr arrest for endangerment, illegal poss

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Handgun
  • Stolen: Stolen

District

Congressional District: 3
State Senate District: 11
State House District: 29