Police to refer deadly gun-cleaning shooting in SE Houston to grand jury

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Deadly accidental shooting in SE Houston, Chauncy Glover reports.

Police say a grand jury will decide whether a 20-year-old should face any charges after he accidentally shot and killed his father while cleaning a gun Tuesday night in southeast Houston.

Police say Carlos Zetino Jr. accidentally shot his 39-year-old father, Carlos Zetino Sr., in the stomach at the home on Regal and Arrow Street.

Carlos Zetino Sr. later died at the hospital.

The son told Eyewitness News that they were trying to fix the firing pin on the gun when it went off.

"The bullet went straight into his stomach," Carlos Zetino Jr. said. "From there we were trying to help him but we could tell he wasn't bleeding from the outside but from the inside."

He says, along with his brother, they tried to save their father but he stopped breathing.

"I love him and I miss him," he added. "I can't do nothing without him."

Investigators ruled the shooting an accident, but they're still referring the case to a grand jury for review.

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