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Tye Ryder Samuel Stanley Flint

Age 2

Lansdowne, Maryland

The tooth fairy will never come

His tightly coiled and groomed hair clings to his scalp. A gray and white striped sweater and jeans complement his petite, dark blue shoes. He turns towards the camera, baring two minuscule rows of teeth.


Days before his third birthday, he entered a spare bedroom in which a houseguest was sleeping. A curious kid, he looked around for something that interested him.

Tye Ryder Samuel Stanley Flint, 2, died on Aug. 28, 2018, in Lansdowne, Maryland, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The houseguest, Shaquiel Malquan Griffin has been charged with involuntary manslaughter as well as other firearm charges.

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