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Robertson Co. Deputy's Son Killed In Accidental Shooting

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Aug 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 17:02:13-04

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – The teenage son of a Robertson County school resource officer was killed Wednesday in an accidental shooting.

Officers were called to a home on Clinard Road in Springfield around 4 p.m. in reference to a teenager being shot.

Officials with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office said 15-year old Justin McGhee had been shot once with a .22 caliber rifle.

According to investigators, the rifle accidentally discharged while it was being unloaded.

McGhee was taken to NorthCrest Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. He was the son of School Resource Officer Deputy Shaun McGhee.

Sheriff’s officials said in a release, “We ask for prayers for his family and all those involved during the tragic and difficult time.”

Mike Davis, Director of Robertson County Schools, released the following statement: 

"On behalf of the Robertson County School Board and all personnel, our condolences go out to Justin’s family at their tragic loss, yesterday. We stand ready to support the family and community in whatever way possible and have also provided grief counselors at Jo Byrns High School to help his classmates work their way through this terrible tragedy."