Police: Toddler Was Playing With Sibling When Shot

Death of 3-year-old Temorej Smith still under investigation.

The Greenville Police Department released further information Monday about the shooting death of 3-year-old Temorej Smith. 

Johnathan Bragg, public information officer for the Greenville PD said Smith was found by deputies at a unit at The Plantations at Haywood apartments after officers were dispatched there in reference to a gunshot victim. Smith was unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was declared dead shortly thereafter. 

The Greenville PD released Monday that Smith and his seven-year-old sibling were playing with a handgun that was pink in color which they thought was a toy. While playing with the gun, the victim was shot and killed. 

No one has been arrested or charged in the death, which was ruled accidental. 


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