CAMDEN, Ark. (KTHV) - On Thursday, November 8, at 12:53 p.m., officers with the Camden Police Department responded to Copeland Street for an unknown problem.
Upon arrival, they discovered Jessica Faulkner in the living room holding her 3-year-old son, who had a gunshot wound to his head. Ouachita County Medical EMS arrived and transported the boy to the emergency room, where he was pronounced dead.
Faulkner said that she and her son were at home alone, and she left her son briefly to go to the restroom when she heard a gunshot. Faulkner immediately went in the back bedroom where she found her son laying on the floor next to the bed with a wound to his head and immediately called for help.
The Camden Police Department, along with the help of the Arkansas State Police are investigating the incident and at this time it appears the 3-year-old found a loaded pistol in the back room and accidently shot himself.
The father of the 3-year-old is Camden Police Officer Alec Faulkner, who was on duty at the time of the incident.