Update – Name Released: Juvenile Fatality in Attala County


Update: The child involved in this shooting incident has been identified as 2-year-old Isaiah Taylor of Attala County. Coroner Sam Bell tells Breezy News it appears that an accidental firearm discharge is the cause of death. More details may be released by the Attala County Sheriff’s Office.

Update: Attala County Sheriff Curtis Pope has told Breezy News that the investigation into this incident is ongoing and more details will be released once it is complete.

Breezy News has learned of an incident that resulted in the death of a juvenile that occurred at approximately 7 pm today, June 14, 2024.

The Attala County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the investigation. Details of the incident have not been released at this time.

We will update you here on BreezyNews.com with further information when it becomes available.

  1. Wimpy Chambers
    Wimpy Chambers
    June 15, 2024 at 2:09 PM

    Prayers for all ????????????????????????

  2. Gail Bouldin
    Gail Bouldin
    June 15, 2024 at 3:21 PM

    My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the family of this baby. They are devastated.

  3. P. Walter
    P. Walter
    June 15, 2024 at 7:31 PM

    Why as a society do we feel better replacing NEGLIGENCE with “accidental” when it comes to firearm deaths? How many children have we lost in Attala county already this year to guns???? It’s only June????

    • Concerned
      June 16, 2024 at 9:28 AM

      Just pray for the family.

    • Tonia Hatcher
      Tonia Hatcher
      June 17, 2024 at 4:26 PM

      I respectfully ask, what good does changing the word from “accidental” to “negligence” accomplish? Does it bring that sweet 2 yr old boy back? Does it make anyone feel better about what happened? Do you think the parents care at this point what it is called? No to both of the last three questions. The only thing it does is a**ign blame to someone when that someone is likely experiencing the worst period of their life. Someone who is likely already blaming themselves possibly to the point of self harm. So, I respectfully ask again, What good does changing the word from “accidental” to “negligence” accomplish? A sweet little boy is gone and his parents and family are experiencing a soul crushing anguish that I cannot imagine and would not wish on anyone, including you.

      Love and prayers for God’s sweet comfort to the family.

      • Carla
        June 18, 2024 at 5:43 PM

        Well said. Thank you.

      • Montucky Moon
        Montucky Moon
        June 20, 2024 at 1:32 AM

        Words matter.
        Unintentional” is the description used in public health for an injury or death that was not caused purposely (in contrast with suicide and homicide, in which there is an intent to cause harm). Unintentional shootings can be self-inflicted or inflicted by someone else and can happen to Americans of all ages. Unintentional injuries and deaths are often called “accidents,” which can imply that nothing could be done to stop them from happening; we do not use “accident” terminology because gun violence is preventable. We must reduce unintentional gun deaths and injuries by, among other things, educating people about the risk that guns pose in the home, avoiding alcohol and gun use, training on proper firearm use, and advocating for safer storage.

      • Sherrall Spears
        Sherrall Spears
        June 22, 2024 at 3:40 AM

        Well said. Very well said. Ty

  4. Tj
    June 16, 2024 at 11:57 AM

    How a toddler be a juvenile

  5. Debbie Woods
    Debbie Woods
    June 16, 2024 at 8:35 PM

    Praying for the family in the tragic loss of this precious little boy.

  6. Da Nell
    Da Nell
    June 17, 2024 at 8:58 PM

    Loss not Lost, but I agree l9ck up the Guns!

  7. Kat
    June 18, 2024 at 5:29 AM

    Condolences. Freak accidents do happen. Perhaps educating gun weilders or owners with safety precautions openly in the media or news would be helpful. Sometimes it’s ignorance of just not thinking of or realizing,rather than the issue of being able to carry or own. Where there is kids in the home, the policy should be when purchased they are told storage procedures and provided with a mandatory lock metal box.

  8. Carla
    June 18, 2024 at 5:41 PM

    Wow. Inconsiderate comments about a situation you know very little about thankfully. They are my cousins and I hope they never see some of these comments for their own mental health.

  9. Peggy
    June 19, 2024 at 5:29 AM

    When while it be told how a two year old was able to pull the trigger by him self or did he drop the gun? How was it so easily fired? What type gun was it? Why was the gun within reach and the firing unlocked? Why was the child not being watched.

  10. Cindy
    June 19, 2024 at 11:08 PM

    If you don’t know the situation or have never made a mistake you wish you could take back then please don’t comment. Nothing will ever be the same for this family. You can lock up or educate or hide guns but in the time it takes to read this is longer than this event probably took to happen. Negligence involves intent to cause harm. This was accidental. There stil has to be an investigation but playing judge and jury and a**igning blame is making a horrible tragedy worse. Pray for the family. Be proactive. Complaining about something that’s already happened is the same as having 20/20 hindsight. If the situation bothers you so much organize gun safety cla**** with licensed instructors for free. Dedicate a children’s play area in Isaiah’s name. Please make something positive come from this. God may never show us the reason but we should use it for something to honor this sweet baby.

    • Montucky Moon
      Montucky Moon
      June 21, 2024 at 10:52 PM

      No, negligence does not involve intent to cause harm. Negligence is a fault-based tort that occurs when someone’s actions are unreasonably unsafe and fall below a reasonable standard of care for the safety of others. The negligent person may not have intended to cause harm, but they can still be held legally responsible if their careless actions injure someone. For example, a driver who commits a driving error that results in a car accident is considered negligent, even if they didn’t intend to hit anyone.


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