Followup on Eight Year Old Boy Dies of Gun Shot Wound

Oct 06, 2017


Followup on Eight Year Old Boy Dies of Gun Shot Wound ( Please see attached Press Release for details of this shooting case.)

 

After extensive follow-up investigation by Liberty County Sheriff lead Investigator Sgt. Darrell Elliott and interviewing family members, Sgt. Elliott said it was confirmed by an adult family member who saw what actually happened that young eight year old Abel Rincon  reached for the .22 rifle and pulled it towards him causing the gun to fire striking him in the chest. The fact the old rifle did not have a trigger guard may have contributed to the trigger being pulled.

 

Due to these findings, the case will be ruled as an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. No charges will be filed at this time but the case will be forwarded to a Liberty County Grand Jury for review. (END)

 

Capt. Ken DeFoor

Public Information Officer

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office

(Off)  (936) 336-4535

(Cell) (936) 334-4083


After extensive follow-up investigation by Liberty County Sheriff lead Investigator Sgt. Darrell Elliott and interviewing family members, Sgt. Elliott said it was confirmed by an adult family member who saw what actually happened that young eight year old Abel Rincon  reached for the .22 rifle and pulled it towards him causing the gun to fire striking him in the chest. The fact the old rifle did not have a trigger guard may have contributed to the trigger being pulled.

 

Due to these findings, the case will be ruled as an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. No charges will be filed at this time but the case will be forwarded to a Liberty County Grand Jury for review. (END)

 

Capt. Ken DeFoor

Public Information Officer

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office

(Off)  (936) 336-4535

(Cell) (936) 334-4083

After extensive follow-up investigation by Liberty County Sheriff lead Investigator Sgt. Darrell Elliott and interviewing family members, Sgt. Elliott said it was confirmed by an adult family member who saw what actually happened that young eight year old Abel Rincon  reached for the .22 rifle and pulled it towards him causing the gun to fire striking him in the chest. The fact the old rifle did not have a trigger guard may have contributed to the trigger being pulled.

 

Due to these findings, the case will be ruled as an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. No charges will be filed at this time but the case will be forwarded to a Liberty County Grand Jury for review. (END)

 

Capt. Ken DeFoor

Public Information Officer

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office

(Off)  (936) 336-4535

(Cell) (936) 334-4083



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