Candlelight vigil for Ohio child draws dozens

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Akron street corner was the scene of a candlelight vigil for a 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot in his father's car last week.

The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports that about 40 people came together Sunday night to remember Jamarcus Allen near the spot where he was killed.

Authorities say Jamarcus was riding in a car driven by his father Wednesday when he apparently found a gun and shot himself in the head.

The child's father, Terrence Allen, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and illegal weapons possession because a previous felony conviction prohibited him from carrying a firearm.

The 48-year-old Allen is being held in the Summit County Jail.

Some people attending the vigil said they hoped people would get rid of their guns.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal,

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