GUNZ, Texas Mom Charged After Shooting Her 5-year-Old Son While Trying to Shoot Loose Puppy

Angelia Mia Vargas, 24,  her son, and another family member were riding bikes down the street when a dog ran out. The dog was a 6 month-old boxer puppy named Bruno.

According to Bruno’s owner, “I came out of my house because Bruno was barking and barking. I thought my brother was coming,” said the owner, who thought Bruno’s barking was to indicate his brother was at the door. “So, I open the door just a little bit and he comes running out.”

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.

The boy was struck in the abdomen by one of the three bullets that Vargas allegedly fired from a small caliber pistol, according to Detective J. Hasley with the HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division.

◾️According tp police, the boy is in stable condition with non-life-threating wounds.

◾️Vargas was charged with deadly conduct with a firearm.

◾️Bruno had a flesh would to one leg and is fine.

ABC13

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