Crime & Courts

Police identify 5-year-old boy killed in accidental shooting

  • Author: Matt Tunseth
  • Updated: July 29, 2018
  • Published July 28, 2018

Anchorage police have identified a  boy killed in an accidental shooting at a Spenard home Friday night.

Police said Amonzel Binion, 5, and another child were being babysat at a residence on Chugach Way, near Arctic Boulevard in midtown Anchorage, Friday evening by an adult family member while the parents were at work.

Police said the babysitter stepped out of the kitchen, at which time Binion reached into a cupboard, pulled out a loaded handgun and inadvertently shot himself in the upper body.

On Sunday, police said their investigation is still underway and no criminal charges have been filed.