Update: On February 12, 2019, Detective Emily McKinley of the Louisville Metro Police told the Miami Herald that the department is investigating the death of Montreal Dunn. “More often than not, there are not any charges,” she said. “It does take some time, sort of debates back and forth between people.” Montreal found the loaded gun on a countertop.
On August 15, 2018, 2 year-old Montreal Dunn found a gun in his home in the Park DuValle neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. As Montreal was handling the weapon, a round discharged, striking him in the head. Police rushed the critically-wounded boy to Norton Children’s Hospital, but he died there the following day.
Louisville Metro Police are telling the public “it’s unclear how the boy obtained the gun,” as if a two-year old child was going to walk out of the house and buy one. No charges are planned at this time, despite the fact that Montreal’s guardian(s) left him unattended around a lethal weapon.
Please contact the Louisville Metro Police and County Attorney Mike O’Connell through the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:
Please bring charges against the guardian(s) of two-year-old Montreal Dunn, who died in Norton Children’s Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. Montreal was left unattended and found a firearm in his home, which discharged as he was handling it. Montreal’s guardian(s) cleary behaved negligently in leaving him unattanded around a loaded, unscecured firearm. Until law enforcement begins to consistently bring charges in cases like this, negligent parents will continue to endanger children by recklessly storing and handling firearms. I’m sicked and tired of it. I want to see the emphasis placed on protecting these children, not covering up for the adults who failing them so grievously. Bring charges immediately, for reckless endangerment if nothing else.
Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Dwight Mitchell
Phone: (502) 574-7682
Email via webform: https://www.louisville-police.org/FormCenter/Media-Public-Relations-9/Email-Dwight-Mitchell-124
County Attorney Mike O’Connell
Phone: (502) 574-6336
Email via webform: https://louisvilleky.gov/eform/submit/contact-department?field_choose_a_department=69171
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