UPDATE: 7-year-old accidentally shot and killed man in Wylam

Roderick Smith shot and killed in Wylam
Roderick Smith shot and killed in Wylam(wrbc)
Updated: May. 10, 2020 at 4:34 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police say after further review a man’s shooting death in Wylam was accidental.

32-year-old Roderick Smith was shot and killed in a home in the 1200 block of Gulfport Street on May 9.

Police say their investigation revealed a 7-year-old accidentally discharged a gun, hitting and killing Smith.

The child was injured by the slide of the gun when it discharged.

Detectives presented the case to the District Attorney’s Office. Upon review, this investigation has been classified as a non-criminal homicide and evidence presented revealed this shooting to be accidental.

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