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Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:51 AM

TX mom charged after shooting her 5-year-old son while trying to shoot a dog

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A mother has been charged after accidentally shooting her 5-year-old son while trying to shoot a dog that was running across the street in north Houston, according to Houston police.

According to neighbors, Vargas, her son, and another family member were riding bikes down the street when a dog ran out. That dog, named Bruno, is a 6-month-old boxer puppy. Bruno's owner did not want to appear on camera, but told us what happened.

In Ring doorbell video obtained by ABC13, you can see Bruno running out with the owner following immediately behind. The owner can be seen telling the dog to come back in the house. The dog roams out onto the street, and less than a second later, multiple shots rang out. Gunshots were then followed by extended screaming by the little boy's parents.

From the video, you can tell only a few seconds elapsed from the dog running out to gunfire. Bruno was grazed on one leg, but otherwise fine. Bruno's owner was given a Class C misdemeanor citation for having a loose dog.

https://abc13.com/amp/mom-accidentally-shoots-her-son-trying-to-shoot-dog-5-year-old-shot-by-angelia-mia-vargas-deadly-conduct-of-a-firearm/10728726/


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Reply TX mom charged after shooting her 5-year-old son while trying to shoot a dog (Original post)
ecstatic Jun 2021 OP
vercetti2021 Jun 2021 #1
Diamond_Dog Jun 2021 #2
cate94 Jun 2021 #5
BGBD Jun 2021 #9
hatrack Jun 2021 #3
Diamond_Dog Jun 2021 #10
Paladin Jun 2021 #24
ecstatic Jun 2021 #34
ExciteBike66 Jun 2021 #4
betsuni Jun 2021 #6
Demovictory9 Jun 2021 #7
robbob Jun 2021 #8
Johnny2X2X Jun 2021 #25
smirkymonkey Jun 2021 #32
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2021 #11
MissMillie Jun 2021 #12
BeerBarrelPolka Jun 2021 #14
BeerBarrelPolka Jun 2021 #13
mnhtnbb Jun 2021 #15
haele Jun 2021 #19
The Magistrate Jun 2021 #29
mnhtnbb Jun 2021 #30
The Magistrate Jun 2021 #33
ecstatic Jun 2021 #35
Volaris Jun 2021 #16
hatrack Jun 2021 #17
Volaris Jun 2021 #18
dalton99a Jun 2021 #20
TNNurse Jun 2021 #21
CCExile Jun 2021 #22
usaf-vet Jun 2021 #23
cab67 Jun 2021 #26
Grins Jun 2021 #27
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2021 #28
Raine Jun 2021 #31

Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:55 AM

1. They were given a misdemeanor after that dumbass shot the dog?

Wow just amazing. What kind of psychopath shoots a dog that's just wandering the neighborhood and with the owner right behind it?

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:58 AM

2. Don't you know

Guns are the solution to every problem in life for some people

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:02 AM

5. She was charged

With deadly conduct with a firearm. I doubt thatís a misdemeanor. The dog owner was charged with a misdemeanor for having a loose dog.
Agree with your assessment of the shooter. Crazy.

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Response to cate94 (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:15 AM

9. The dog owner got the misdemeanor

For having a loose dog.

The mom is getting worse charges. The firearm add on makes it a 3rd degree felony.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:58 AM

3. It's a relief to know that Texans are now free to spew hot lead everywhere they go!

No permits, no training, no background checks - open carry, concealed carry, rifles, pistols, shotguns - savor the sweet flavor of teh Freedumb!!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:29 AM

10. Yep! All that Freedumb keeps them safe!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:46 AM

24. Yeah, because this kind of shit only happens in Texas, right?

Yeah, right.


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Response to hatrack (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:23 PM

34. That's what I was thinking!

These are the people who will be carrying guns around. It's insane!

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:02 AM

4. Guns can't cure stupid...

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:06 AM

6. Fastest draw in the West.

What the hell.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:10 AM

7. Wow..idiot hair trigger mom

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:10 AM

8. A six month old boxer puppy?

What kind of sick asshole shoots at a six month old boxer puppy?

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Response to robbob (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:52 AM

25. That was my first thought

Someone's dog is loose for a few seconds and you grab a gun and start shooting at it? WTF? Someone shoots my dog and they are going to have a big problem with me.

Glad the child is OK, hopefully they get removed from that dangerous home.

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Response to robbob (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:52 PM

32. That just makes me so angry!

Someone with such poor judgment and a hair-trigger temper has no business being anywhere near a gun.

I am glad the dog wasn't harmed. Poor pup!

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:46 AM

11. In the name of fairness and equality, shouldn't all dogs in Texas be armed?

Provide all able dogs with a gun collar that fires one shot each time it barks and in the direction of what the dog is looking at. Shouldn't an animal be allowed to stand its ground?.........

......

Is there a law in Texas that penalizes dangerous abuse of the human title "Mother"?

KY........

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 09:08 AM

12. When I go out to ride my bike w/ my kid I always bring a gun along (/sarcasm)

Say what you will about Michael Moore, the culture of fear is a huge problem (as he highlighted in "Bowling for Columbine" ) .

It seems the attitude is that if you don't arm yourself you'll be a victim. The RW media feeds it, for sure.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 09:12 AM

14. It's Like

It's like the Death Wish movies of the 70s.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 09:16 AM

15. Who goes bike riding--with a gun-- in the neighborhood with their 5 year old?

What kind of f'ed up neighborhood is that?

Seriously, who would want to live there?

Will we see a migration out of Texas due to these open carry gun laws? Or will all the wild west fanatics from other states move there so they can live out their fantasy of shooting whatever bothers them?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:11 AM

19. My mom used to bike 3 miles to work, she carried a squirt bottle with vinegar for dogs.

Mainly residential areas, so there were always a few dogs that would get loose trying to protect their property. Some owners have a bad habit of just letting dogs out in the backyard to do the morning business, and not all back fences will keeps large, bored dog in.

Vinegar is much more effective as a long-term training device. And Mom was a good shot. No dog would charge her more than about three times.


Haele

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 03:51 PM

29. An Odd Bit Of History, Ma'am

When bicycles were a new rage, a class of small pistol was developed specifically for bicycle riders to ward off dogs when riding on country lanes and such. These remained in the usual stock of stores selling bicycles into the early years of the twentieth century.


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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 04:55 PM

30. When bicycles were the new rage--in the 1880's--

gun manufacturers found a new market for shooting dogs when the world lived in fear of contracting rabies.

On July 6, 1885, a 9 year old boy named Joseph Meister was mauled by a rabid dog. A local doctor treated the wounds and told the family that the only person who could save Joseph was Louis Pasteur. After much pleading, Pasteur agreed only after consulting with a couple of real doctors who said Joseph was a "dead boy walking". Joseph received 13 inoculations in 11 days and made a complete recovery. The word leaked out and patients came streaming in the world over. At the time of Pasteur's death 9 years later, over 20,000 people had been given his post-exposure prophylactic vaccine.


https://www.tuckahoevet.com/post/a-history-of-rabies

The area of Houston where this woman was biking with her child is not a "country lane". Dogs are usually vaccinated for rabies these days, but who the hell knows in Texas? Still, I'd wager she wasn't carrying the gun because she feared encountering a rabid dog. Instead, she became just another statistic regarding a gun owner who ends up shooting herself or someone she knows, accidentally. Right.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 06:16 PM

33. She Is An Idiot, Ma'am, No Question

There is pretty much zero need to carry a piece around nowadays, and people who feel they need to are not right in the head.

Just one of those 'history doesn't repeat but it rhymes' things that amuse me.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:26 PM

35. wow!!!

Learn something new everyday.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 09:23 AM

16. Omg soooo much stupid...

First, who the fuck needs to take their gun on a neighborhood bike ride (in, I would assume, suburbia)?

That having been said, what nutcase just randomly decides that a neighborhood puppy is a good thing to shoot at (dick move)...

Lastly, how do you miss your intended target SO BADLY that you shoot YOUR OWN KID?

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Response to Volaris (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 09:31 AM

17. Who among us hasn't shot at dogs from a moving bicycle and accidently shot our kids?

Besides, it's too early/not the time to politicize this/can't attack responsible gun owners/millions of Americans didn't get shot today/you're just trying to take away our freedom/2nd Amendment warglebargle/you used incorrect terminology for magazine/clip/round/bullet/caliber/automatic vs. semi-automatic REFUTE THAT, LIBTARD!!!!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 09:37 AM

18. My refutation is that shes lucky that wasnt John Wicks house.

On the jedi maxim 'theres always a bigger fish', it would also follow that theres always a better shooter. Shes maybe lucky she missed the dog.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:17 AM

20. They all look alike anyways

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:42 AM

21. As far as I am concerned, that child should be removed from the home,

at least temporarily. That woman is not a responsible gun owner.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:42 AM

22. So now, in Texas, I can combine the "stand your ground" law and the "anyone can carry" law

to take out magahats that accost me for wearing a mask? Did Abbot think this through? Am I allowed to drive over conservative protestors legally yet? I'm a Texan Buddhist, but not a fanatic, and everyone slips sometimes.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:44 AM

23. Why would anyone choose to vacation on the Texas coast? Knowing everyone MIGHT have gun?

Sadly,... that's what the world calls a war zone.

We already have enough of them outside of our borders.

Can the rest of us just give Texas back to Mexico?

And finally, why would ANY COMPANY choose to have a presence in Texas?
Putting their employees in mortal danger.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:54 AM

26. please tell me CPS is going to have a look at the mother.....

...and please tell me advisories will be issued by other countries against travel to Texas.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:55 AM

27. TEXAS!!!!!

Under Republicans, a disfunctional state.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 11:12 AM

28. Another episode in the ongoing series

"How Guns Make Us Safer."

The real shame is that the bullet didn't ricochet into the mother's stomach.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 05:20 PM

31. I'm relieved the dog was only grazed and will be alright

the kid will have it harder growing up with an idiot for a mother.

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