Man arrested after toddler fatally shoots self with his gun

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man has been arrested for allegedly leaving a loaded gun out in his home that a 2-year-old boy used to fatally shoot himself.

The Fresno Bee reports 35-year-old Oscar Ramos was arrested Monday on criminal storage of a firearm and child endangerment charges.

Fresno police say the toddler, Jace Alexander, shot himself in the head in Ramos’ Fresno home on Saturday and later died at a hospital.

Ramos was not related to the boy but shared the home with his father, who was there at the time.

California law requires guns to be stored in a locked device, and failure to do so can result in up to three years in prison.

It is not immediately clear if Ramos has an attorney.


Information from: The Fresno Bee,

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