Vegas officer's son critical after accidental shooting

The cop's child discovered the gun in a night stand


Las Vegas Review-Journal

LAS VEGAS — The young son of a Las Vegas police officer was in critical condition this morning after accidentally shooting himself with a handgun in Moapa Valley, police said.

Police said the child was put to bed in his parents' bedroom late Saturday evening, when he discovered the gun in a night stand. The gun discharged, striking the child in the arm and abdomen, police said.

Emergency officials were called to the scene, in the 600 block of Lillian Condie Road, at 10:53 p.m. The child was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition, where he remained today.

According to police reports, the incident happened at 640 Lillian Condie Road. County records indicate the home is owned by Jared Bledsoe, a Las Vegas police officer.

Las Vegas police's Abuse and Neglect Detail is investigating the incident, police said.

Their investigation will be submitted to the Clark County district attorney's office, which will decide whether to recommend criminal charges.

Police said the Internal Affairs Division will review the case to determine whether policies were violated.

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