A prosecutor’s office says police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a 4-year-old boy entering a gorilla’s exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and the animal being shot to death to protect the child.
The Hamilton County prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that police will confer with prosecutors after their investigation is complete. The endangered gorilla was killed Saturday after the boy got into its enclosure. The boy’s family has said he is doing fine at home.
Cincinnati police said over the weekend that no charges were planned. However, spokeswoman Tiffaney Hardey says police are reviewing the matter and continuing to gather information.
Some people have contended there should be child endangering charges against the parents while others want the zoo held responsible.
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