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Lohki Richard Bloom

Age 2

Colorado Springs, Colorado

He’ll never learn to strum correctly

He clutches a bright purple guitar that is facing the wrong way, a big smile baring his baby teeth.

His nicknames included lil-man, Yoki and Bra-da. He liked to ride with his dad in his truck. He loved to dance and had rhythm, a gift that he would also use to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” with mommy every single night.

Lohki Richard Bloom, 2, died on Oct. 21, 2018, after accidentally shooting himself with a loaded gun left in a home office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His mother was arrested and charged with child abuse resulting in death.

By Madison Hahamy · Age 18
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