The police are withholding the identity of the 2-year-old boy, who was shot, while his father was reportedly trying to retrieve his firearm from him.
The father is reportedly a Police Officer.
The incident occurred in Braeton, Portmore St Catherine, last night.
Reports from the Constabulary Communication Unit, are that the father woke up and saw the 2 year old boy with the gun.
He allegedly tried to take the gun away from the child, when it went off, hitting the 2 year old.
The police further say, when the father was transporting his son to the hospital, he met in an accident.
The boy was pronounced dead at hospital.