Father Shoots Into Apartment, Kills 2-Year-Old Son

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An Ohio man was arrested on Tuesday after a heated domestic dispute in his Cleveland home led to the fatal shooting of his 2-year-old son.

The father, who was not identified, allegedly got into an argument around 5:30 a.m. with the boy’s mother.

He walked out of the apartment into a communal space between two buildings. As he was leaving, he allegedly fired one shot back into the apartment, Cleveland police deputy chief Ed Tomba told

The bullet hit the sleeping 2-year-old. He was taken to Lutheran Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The father fled the scene and tried to dump his handgun in a dumpster, Tomba said. He rammed his car through a nearby fence and ran into a water treatment facility on foot, where police took him into custody.

Tomba said the father was “distraught.” He noted that domestic violence investigators “have a history at this apartment.”

Sources:, Columbus Dispatch