Texas Teen Shoots Father In The Face During An Argument About His Christmas Present
A Texas father was shot in the face by his 14-year-old son after they got into an argument over his Christmas present.
[su_center_ad]According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, the shooting happened after the father gave his teenage son a fishing pole for Christmas.
Lucio said, “The young 16-year-old was very upset because he claimed that the rest of his friends, either got a car or a pickup for Christmas. All his father provided for him was a fishing rod.”
The father struck the boy on the head with a baseball bat. A 14-year- old brother got involved and went out to the family vehicle to retrieve a shotgun that was kept in the trunk.
“The young 14-year-old boy discharged the weapon. He discharged it twice. The second time he hit his father in part of the face and part of the shoulder.”
Lucio said the father will lose his eye.
Sheriff’s deputies spotted the 14-year-old after he sped away in an open field, then struck another vehicle.
Sergeant Michael Brooks said this sort of thing could be prevented by placing a gun lock on a weapon. In a matter of seconds, the weapon is disabled.
“If the weapon can’t be fired, then it won’t be fired,” Brooks said.
In addition, Brooks suggested keeping guns unloaded and to talk to children about firearms.
“Teaching them awareness about the weapon, teaching them how it works, when to use it, how to use it, how to clean it. Be there with them, get their hands on it. That way, they lose the curiosity and don’t want to mess with it,” he said.
Oh yes, that worked out so well in this case.
According to KRGV, the 14-year-old is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle.[su_csky_ad]