Incident

4-06-2023 Virginia Newport News 1-0

Location

April 06, 2023

1200 block of 26th St
Newport News, Virginia

Participants

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

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Self-Inflicted (not suicide or suicide attempt - NO PERP)
  • Playing with gun
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child killed self
  • Possession of gun by felon or prohibited person

Notes

Gun stored in shoebox in bedroom, child found it. Father downstairs, heard "bang", found child dead upstairs with gun. Nathan Copeland arrested, charged

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 3
State Senate District: 2
State House District: 95