Six-year-old dies after accidental shooting in Marianna

Published: Jan. 30, 2018 at 8:21 PM CST
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UPDATE 01/31/2018 11 a.m.:

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has released the child's name. His name was Ervin Gerard Sims, Jr.

Deputies say Sims died from his injuries Tuesday.


The six-year-old who was shot in Marianna last Friday has died.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office confirmed the Golson Elementary School student passed away earlier this evening.

Investigators say the child was accidentally shot by a family member.

The child's mother's significant other Jaquarius White was arrested Friday night after investigators learned he had a gun in the home.

White, a convicted felon, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

It has not bee confirmed whether White's gun was used to shoot the child.