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911 call: Toddler bled from mouth, struggled to breathe after accidental shooting

Posted April 4, 2015

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— A 2-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the face Friday afternoon was struggling to breathe and stay awake as law enforcement officials and emergency crews rushed to help him, according to a 911 call released Saturday by police.

According to investigators, the boy shot himself at a home in the 5200 block of Evergreen Forest Way, near Capital Boulevard, at about 4 p.m. Friday.

In the 911 call, a woman can be heard screaming as she tells dispatchers what happened.

“I heard a pop and ran upstairs and he was bleeding from the mouth," the woman said.

After telling authorities that the child shot himself in the chin, the woman said the boy was starting to go to sleep.

"His eyes are getting weak. He's breathing and gurgling," she said.

Dispatchers had the woman and another person in the home put the boy flat on his back and asked them to clean out his mouth and nose.

Shortly after law enforcement officials arrived at the home, the caller said that the boy was awake and talking. Authorities have not released the boy’s name or any information about his condition.

Jamick Dakota Corley was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with an altered or obliterated serial number, failure to store a firearm safely to protect a minor, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to police.

It was not immediately clear if Corley was related to the toddler. Corley was being held in the Wake County Detention Center.

An investigation of the incident is ongoing.

Danny Royale lives in the neighborhood. He said the child was quickly rushed out of the home.

"The infant was only wearing diapers and they rushed out of here so fast. We didn't know what was happening," Royale said.


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  • Collin McLoud Apr 6, 2015
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    This article helps demonstrate why gun control doesn't work and will only take guns out of the hands of responsible people.The criminal element will still have access to guns as this hoodrat did.

  • Belinda Warrick Apr 5, 2015
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    He wasn't a "gun owner" he was a "convicted felon who has no right to be in possession of a gun" he also tampered with the serial number. That is not what REAL gun owners do. We get them legally, store them properly and keep records on the serial number and any previous owners. Our kids are trained to use guns safely and at an appropriate age that may vary depending on the situation. He was NOT a "gun owner" he was a person with an illegal weapon. I don't see how some people survive being so ignorant with these dumb comments.

  • Belinda Warrick Apr 5, 2015
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    Isn't it the same reason your profile pic is "attention grabbing"

  • Patrick Demby Apr 5, 2015
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    Pretty sure he was being sarcastic.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Apr 5, 2015
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    No serial number on the gun means it was hot in the first place.....meaning the guy he bought it from or stole it from probably got it by illegal means in the first place. Gun control cannot fix that, people control can. Now put this clown away for life and be done with at least one criminal. Time for the Justice system to start doing it's job to serve the public and not the bad guys.

  • Guy Percy Apr 5, 2015
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    WHoa....wait...this guy was a felon and was told NOT to have a gun and he didn't follow the rules? If only we had some stricter gun laws then he'd not have the gun because felons always follow the law.

  • Jason Conaway Apr 4, 2015
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  • Peter Panda Apr 4, 2015
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    do ya really need to put gruesome details in the headlines? pathetic attempt to get clicks I guess