Deon Stover Death – Obituary, Cause of Death – 19-Year-Old Charged In Toddler’s Death

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Deon Stover Death – Cause of Death – A 23-month-old Deon Stover was allegedly killed at a home on the 100 block of Martindale Road in Winston-Salem last Friday.

According to Winston-Salem police, Rico Smith III and his girlfriend were babysitting Deon Stover, 23-month-old, when Rico was trying to unload a handgun he “negligently discharged” the handgun thereby shooting Deon.

Rico immediately sought medical attention by taking Deon to the hospital. He started driving the child to the hospital when he encountered police and EMS in an unrelated traffic accident.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) took the child to the hospital where he later succumbed.

According to Jim O’Neill, Forsyth County District Attorney Rico was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter.