A Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s is dead after being shot with her father’s gun. 3-year-old Kalli Skogen died Tuesday from a gunshot to her abdomen. Her father, Ken Skogen, is a deputy with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.
According to reports Kalli was in the garage with her father around 6 p.m. Tuesday when she found the loaded gun and fired a shot. She was shot with a personal gun of her father’s not his service revolver.
No charges have been filed in the case, but they could be according to authorities. Gun laws prohibit firearm accessibility to children. If a child is killed in such an incident the charges could be a felony.
Investigators on the scene said Skogen had taken gun safety classes and evidence at the home indicated he took gun safety very seriously. “This person, the adult in the residence, had definitely taken steps to keep this firearm away from children,” said Roseville police Sgt. Darrin DeFreece. “So now what we’re looking into is what happened to those safeguards that he had already put into place.”
According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Skogen has been with the department three years. He is current on bereavement leave.