Boy accidentally shot by brother identified

Ty Marion Blacknell (Photo Courtesy: Robert J. Bethea, Jr. funeral home)
Ty Marion Blacknell (Photo Courtesy: Robert J. Bethea, Jr. funeral home)

WICHITA, Kansas – A 19-month-old Wichita toddler who died after being accidentally shot by his 4-year-old brother has been identified as Ty’Marion Savoy Blacknell.

Ty’Marion’s 4-year-old brother was trying to lift a loaded handgun from a nightstand when it went off.

Ty’Marion was hit in the chest.

Police Lt. Todd Ojile says three children were in the bedroom when the 4-year-old found the 9 mm handgun and accidentally pulled the trigger.

The children’s 33-year-old father and his 22-year-old brother were in the living room when the shooting occurred.

The two men took Ty’Marion to the hospital after calling 911.

He was pronounced dead shortly after.