Gun Maker, Ex-California Policeman Settle Suit Over Shooting by Child

May 13, 2016

The Glock gun company has settled a lawsuit filed by a former Los Angeles police officer who was shot and paralyzed by his 3-year-old son.

City News Service says attorneys for Glock and former Officer Enrique Chavez told a judge this week that they’ve reached a settlement in the negligence suit.

However, no terms were divulged.

Chavez was off-duty and his son, Collin, was in the back of the family truck in 2006 when the 3-year-old grabbed his father’s gun and fired.

gun violenceChavez was shot and paralyzed from the waist down.

Chavez and his wife sued, arguing the gun lacked a grip safety and was too easy to fire.

Glock noted that Chavez acknowledged leaving the gun near his child, who wasn’t in a car seat.

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