Gun owner arrested after toddler shoots himself in the head
FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) —
UPDATE: Monday, July 9, 2018 - Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer held a news conference Monday to update the public with the findings of the investigation of the death of a 2-year-old boy.
Chief Dyer said 35-year-old Oscar Ramos, who lives at the home, left a loaded weapon where the child could get to it.
Dyer also pointed out Ramos had locking gun safe in his bedroom where the gun should have been stored.
Jace Alexander, 2, was left in a room watching cartoons while the other people in the home were in a different room.
They heard a loud pop and ran to find the boy laying in a pool of blood with the gun nearby.
While conducting the investigation, Ramos told officers he last touched the gun Friday evening but could not remember where he left it.
Jace's father, Jonathon, told police he had warned Ramos in the past about leaving his gun out of the lock box where his children could get to it.
Ramos took full responsibility for the shooting.
He was booked into the Fresno County Jail for criminal storage of a firearm, child cruelty, and possession of a large-capacity magazine.
Fresno Police say a two-year-old boy who shot himself early Saturday afternoon has now died.
The shooting happened at a Northeast Fresno home in the area of Audubon and Churchill.
The boy was rushed to Valley Children's Hospital.
"After intense, life-saving efforts, the child was pronounced deceased," said Fresno Police, in a statement to the media.
Police are trying to figure out why the child had a gun in the first place.
Two adults were in the home at the time, but neither of them were the parents.