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Karter Ray McCutchen

Age 3

Logansport, Indiana

His babysitter heard a loud gunshot

He was a toddler, and he loved to play. His babysitter took good care of him.

His father was helping a homeowner with flooring, and left him to get some supplies. That was the last time he saw his little boy alive. “It’s a shame. I can’t imagine what they’re going through,” neighbor Jef Fissel told WTHR.

On Oct. 25, 2018 at around 11:30 a.m., Karter Ray McCutchen, 3, accidentally shot himself at a home in Logansport, Indiana, while playing with a gun. He was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children, where he passed away.

By Sokhna Fall · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 80 infants and toddlers

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Damion Little Jr.

By his mother’s side until death

Ke'Anthony Terez Jelks Jr.

He was well beyond his years

David Jermaine Hall

Empty seat in his mother’s car

Jason Garcia Perez

Three months from his first birthday


Ears ringing. Loud noise. Third accident.


The pistol was on the counter

Nyla Jones

Shot by accident, while with family

Paxton Reece Edwards

It seemed like a happy home

Owen Propes

Rosy cheeks, blue eyes. Only 3.

Kayleen Lor

She just wanted to help people

Aiden Martin

Cinnamon twists. Play-Doh. Accident. Bloody refrigerator.

Julien Gonzalez

The youngest infant at his daycare

Messiah Murphy

A wrong turn, a grandson gone

Kyrie L. Johnson

He was only 17 months old

Livia Robinson

Sweet Livia’s smile ended while sleeping

Mikayla Alina Walker

Champion won’t lift yellow sword again

Montreal Dunn

Picket fence couldn’t keep him safe

Malachi La'Velle Michael Barnes

His mom had birthday invitations ready

Moises Ramon Montano

He was resting in Mom’s arms