Police Officer Suing Glock After Being Accidentally Shot by 3 Year Old Son Who Was Allowed Access to Firearm

July 25 2012
by GSL Staff
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Enrique Chavez, who was working for the LAPD, was accidentally shot and paralyzed by his 3 year old son. The officer left his service weapon, un-holstered, under the seat of his truck and then allowed his 3 year old son to ride in the truck without a car seat. Ten minutes into the drive the unrestrained toddler picked up the unsecured gun and accidentally shot his father in the back, paralyzing him.

Chavez is now suing Glock saying that the Glock 21 handgun lacked sufficient safety mechanisms to prevent a negligent discharge of this kind. The lawsuit was originally thrown out, but is now being allowed to move forward by a state appeals court.

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