Name of 11-year-old boy killed in shooting released


     Authorities have released the name of an 11-year-old boy who died Wednesday after being accidentally shot by his sibling.
     Adams County Coroner Leslie Cook said Sam S.M. Girod, Geneva, died from a single gunshot to the torso area.
     Police were dispatched at 3:39 p.m. Wednesday to an unknown injury at 2749E C.R. 800S. When police arrived, they discovered Girod had been shot, and paramedics on-scene confirmed the boy was deceased, according to a news release. Girod was reportedly accidentally shot by a minor sibling.
     Due to the involvement of juveniles, the identity of those involved has not been released.
     Once the investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the Adams County Prosecutors office to determine if criminal charges will be filed.
    The Adams County Sheriff’s office is stressing the importance of properly securing firearms to prevent incidents such as this. “This was a 100% preventable death,” Sheriff Dan Mawhorr said. “Make sure you are protecting your children and securing your firearms.”
     The Berne Police Department, Geneva Town Marshal, Adams County EMS and Indiana Department of Children Services assisted in this investigation.
     This story will be updated once more information is released.