Monday, April 3, 2017

Father Charged After Boy (Age 2) Shot Himself


The Corpus Christi Police Department has made an arrest after a 2-year-old died Sunday when he accidentally shot himself in the face.

Officers with the CCPD tell us Eric Morales, 22, is being charged with criminally negligent homicide after he left a loaded gun on the kitchen table in the reach of the child.

Investigators say Morales is the father of the child and did live at the home where the shooting happened, but was not home at the time of the shooting.

It was just after 11:40 a.m. Sunday when officers were called to the 1000 block of Vaky Street. When they arrived, they found a 2-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the face.

The child was rushed to the hospital but died a short time later.

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