JONES COUNTY, Ga. — A Jones County father is dead after his 2-year-old accidentally shot and killed him on Thursday.
Deputy coroner Stacy Gardner says it happened at 289 Highway 49.
She says 28-year-old Jason Fowler died after the toddler got a hold of a gun in the house and shot him in the back.
Jones County Sheriff Butch Reese says that's what they suspect happen, but they're still investigating to confirm that.
Fowler was pronounced dead on the scene around 9:40 p.m.
Gardner says the family has been notified.
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