Cameras were rolling on Reelz’s “On Patrol: Live” during the incident in Indiana
Arrested a man after neighbors reported seeing. His young son roaming an apartment hallway with a loaded gun, officials said.
After Beech Grove police responded to a call of a boy, wearing only a diaper. Walking unsupervised and allegedly pointing a firearm.
Officers spoke with a neighbor who called police, and then the boy’s father. Shane Osborne, 45, who said there was no gun in his apartment, showed “live” video.
Four responding police officers were leaving the building when another neighbor approached them. And shared video of a gun-toting boy in a diaper shot from his doorbell camera, “Live” showed.
“It’s absolutely hard to watch,” said “Live” analyst Sean “Sticks” Larkin, a retired Tulsa. Oklahoma, police sergeant. “You could see the kid clearly pull the trigger. It could have been a horrible, horrible situation if it was chambered, loaded.”
Officers immediately went back to Osborne’s apartment and eventually found a 9mm. Smith & Wesson inside a closed roll-top desk, the release shows.
Another “Live” analyst, Curtis Wilson, a Richland County, South Carolina, sheriff’s deputy. Said he suspected the child had accidentally left the gun on the desk. It’s unlikely that a small child would have been able to do that,” he said.
Osborne was booked on suspicion of neglecting a dependent. And furnishing a firearm to a child, according to court documents. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. According to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
Osborne served 13 months in prison for theft and fraud in 2012 and 2013. Respectively, a state Department of Corrections representative said.
It was not immediately clear Tuesday whether Osborne had hired an attorney or had one. A call to his cellphone went to voicemail.
The arrest comes more than a week after a 6-year-old. Virginia boy opened fire on his first-grade teacher.
Larkin said the incident in Indiana could have easily ended in tragedy.
“There’s a point where he’s holding it, and it’s literally, it’s almost like it’s pointing at his own face,” he said.
Larkin added: “We hear these kinds of stories where kids come in. Find these firearms, these horrible outcomes that sometimes happen. But seeing it on video is definitely very different.“