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Father arrested after son shot himself with his gun

Eric Javier Morales has been arrested after his son shot himself in the head with his loaded firearm.

#NEWSINBRIEF CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Police in South Texas have arrested a father hours after his 2-year-old son, Ryan Morales, fatally shot himself in the head with a gun on Sunday (April 2) morning. 22-year-old Eric Javier Morales was charged with criminally negligent homicide and was brought to the Nueces County Jail the following day. As stated by police officer Gena Pena, the loaded gun was left on the kitchen table near his son. He had rushed to the Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial where Ryan was taken to and subsequently pronounced dead. Eric Morales’ fiancee’s Facebook page revealed that the couple had been together since 2013 and had two sons, Ryan and his younger brother. According to the victim’s aunt, Amanda Ramos, Ryan was an adorable and inquisitive little boy who was always smiling.

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