Fatal Shooting of Gorilla Turns Into Criminal Investigation


By Natalie O’Neill, New York Post

The fatal shooting of an endangered gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo became a criminal matter Tuesday when cops began probing the parents of the boy who wandered into the great ape’s enclosure, police said.

“The investigation is regarding the action of parents and family that led up to the incident and is not related to zoo operations. We’re looking into the incidents that led up to the incident,” Cincinnati Police Department spokeswoman Tiffaney Hardy told The Post.

The 3-year-old boy’s mother, identified as Michelle Gregg, was with the child Saturday, when he slipped past a fence and tumbled into the enclosure.