Killed – Erick Alexander Perez (Lake Charles, LA)

Erick Alexander Perez

A 20-year-old Lake Charles man is dead following an accidental shooting Thursday morning at a home near the corner of Louie and Ryan streets.

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said the victim, Erick Alexander Perez, shot himself with a .22 revolver.

“(The) investigation revealed this was an accidental shooting,” Kraus said. “The victim wasn’t familiar with the firearm, which he obtained two days prior. He failed to realize that it was loaded with more that one round and shot himself in front of a witness.”

An eyewitness told KPLC that the victim was working on his truck around 9 a.m. and started playing with his gun.

LAKE CHARLES, LA, 12/26/13: A 20-year-old Lake Charles man is dead following a shooting Thursday morning. Authorities responded to an incident at a home near the corner of Louie and Ryan streets. An eyewitness told KPLC that the victim was working on his truck around 9 a.m. and started playing with his gun and accidentally shot himself. Deputy Coroner Zeb Johnson said there is no evidence of foul play, and they are investigating an accidental shooting. UPDATE: Police say the 20-year-old victim, identified as Erick Alexander Perez, shot himself with a .22-caliber revolver in front of a witness. According to investigators, the victim obtained the firearm only two days prior. They also say the victim was not familiar with the weapon and did not realize that it was loaded with more than one round.

http://www.kplctv.com/story/24307878/lake-charles-man-dead-following-early-morning-shooting

http://www.americanpress.com/news/local/BC-LA–Accidental-Shooting

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/30/1264658/-Some-ass-got-shot-at-the-Home-Depot-And-it-was-attached-to-a-concealed-carrier-too-GunFAIL-L

http://www.johnsonfuneralhome.net/memsol.cgi?user_id=1202823

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