Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that 19-year-old Jacob Limberios’ death was not a suicide.
Jake was shot in the head in March of 2012, at a home in Clyde in Sandusky County.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation gathered new evidence showing Limberios was likely holding a gun at very close range when it fired accidentally without a trigger pull.
Limberios’ body was exhumed in May, by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to investigate the shooting.
Special agent investigators for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation found the gun belonged to Jacob Limberious, and had a faulty safety mechanism. Under testing, the gun safety failed 30% of the time, meaning the gun could fire without its trigger being pulled.
The new evidence corroborated witness accounts that Limberios was shot while holding the gun, despite having given no indication that he intended to shoot himself.
“What happened on March 2, 2012, was a horrible tragedy,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “However, we believe that Jacob Limberios did not intend to kill himself. His gun can fire without a trigger pull, and that put him in mortal danger.”
“Jacob Limberios did not commit suicide,” DeWine stated. “He died in a horrible accident.”