Cleveland: Father arrested in 6-year-old's death

11:43 AM, Jan 20, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Police have arrested the father of a 6-year-old girl who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home on the 4100 block East 116th Street near Miles Avenue. 

The father Edmund Benson, 23, was arrested for child endangering and having weapons while under disability.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Saturday afternoon around 1:45 p.m., police officers and EMS workers responded to the east side home after receiving a call for a child who was shot. 

Navaeh Benson was located and was taken to the hospital following a severe trauma to the head resulting from a gunshot wound to the face.

Benson was taken to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police continue to investigate the incident along with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office.


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