Corpus Christi Police Department arrested 22-year-old Eric Morales after 2-year-old Ryan Morales shot himself in the face with his father’s handgun
Police were called about the shooting just after 11:40 am on Sunday
Ryan was rushed to the hospital where he later died from his injury
Eric Morales was arrested and charged Sunday afternoon after he gave his statement to police
Ryan’s aunt has started a Go Fund Me campaign to help with funeral costs
The Corpus Christi Police Department made an arrest following the tragic death of 2-year-old Ryan Morales who shot himself in the face with a loaded handgun that his father had left on the kitchen table.
Officers arrested 22-year-old Eric Javier Morales following the shooting on Sunday. Morales is charged with criminally negligent homicide. Police say that Morales and his son lived at the house where the incident occurred, but the young father was not home at the time of the shooting.
At roughly 11:40 am on Sunday, police were called to the 1000 block of Vaky Street. It is there that officers found Ryan suffering from a gunshot wound to his face.
Ryan was rushed to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injury.
Morales was arrested Sunday afternoon and given a $50,000 bond after he gave his statement to police.
Ryan’s aunt, Amanda Ramos, started a Go Fund Me campaign to help pay for the young boy’s funeral costs. The campaign goal is set at $5,000 and has already raised $4,303. You can donate to the campaign by clicking here!
Hi, I’m Ryan’s Aunt! He was an awesome little boy, always smiling, always happy, he was so loving. Ryan was only 2 years old, but he had his mommy and daddy wrapped around his finger. Ryan was an older brother to a 1 year old Joshyy. Ryan pushed limits always climbing, jumping off things, he was so curious, loved to watch cars go ‘vroom vroom’ loved Paw Patrol, loved racing. Ryan’s life took a tragic end when he got ahold of a gun and accidentally shot himself! I made this GO FUND ME page so we can raise money for his funeral expenses! Thank you so very much!