Joseph Perez a Dallas, Texas man has accidentally killed himself while firing his gun in celebration at his 21st birthday party.
Joseph Perez was pronounced dead early on Saturday after being taken to Methodist hospital.
According to The Dallas News the shooting was reported at 1:20 a.m. at a home in the 1500 block of Harlendale Avenue, east Oak Cliff, Dallas.
Police say Perez was celebrating having turned 21 years old on Thursday when he grabbed a gun and began shooting. His family took the gun from him, but Perez later retrieved it and accidentally shot himself.
A police spokeswoman, Melinda Gutierrez, said alcohol was believed to have factored into the shooting, telling cops have since ruled the shooting death ‘accidental.’ after interviewing family members.
At present it is not necessarily understood why Perez insisted on retrieving the gun and whether he had any ulterior motives at self harm? Also not known is whether Perez had any run ins or ‘incidents’ involving the law in the past.