The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to determine how a 5-year-old boy managed to topple over a granite table top that crushed him to death as he played at a church in Houston, Texas, on Thursday night.
According to news station KPRC the tragedy occurred at about 9:30 p.m. at the Signs and Wonders Apostolic Outreach Ministries led by Apostle Dwayne McCarty and Prophetess Schantel McCarty in north Harris County.
In a statement to The Christian Post Friday, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office said when they arrived on the scene they were told that the 5-year-old boy was inside a room playing by himself when tragedy struck.
“A large granite top fell on top of him. The 5-year-old was transported by ground to Memorial Hermann where he was pronounced deceased. Homicide [detectives] are trying to determine how he managed to topple over the table onto his person,” the statement said.
It is unclear how many people were at the church when the incident took place.
Senior leaders at Signs and Wonders Apostolic Outreach Ministries did not respond to requests for comment Friday. However, a member of the church told CP that it was a different church that was meeting in the church building on Thursday night.
“That was not a part of our church services. That was a totally separate church and organization,” she said.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair