Man charged after 2-year-old kills himself

Rondell Smith charged in Christmas Day death of 2-year-old

CONWAY S.C. (WACH/AP) â?? A 30 year-old Conway man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a 2-year-old boy shot himself on Christmas Day.

Horry County Police said that Sincere Smith found the gun on a table in his home around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, and shot himself in the chest. Horry County Coroner Robert Edge reported that Smith died on the way to a hospital in Charleston.

WACH sister station WPDE reported that 30-year-old Rondell Smith has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was taken into custody on Wednesday and released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.

According to WPDE, Smith recently purchased the gun because someone tried to break into the family home two weeks ago.

(The AP and WPDE contributed to this story)