Texas vet drank three beers before accidentally shooting, killing brother, cops say

By Stevie Adams / in , , /

A Texas veteran accidentally shot and killed his brother Sunday after drinking three tall Bud Light Limes and showing his brother and two relatives his guns, according to Fort Worth police Ricardo Del Gadillo, 28, was arrested Monday on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of Carlos Del Gadillo, 30, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Fox News on Wednesday   Ricardo Del Gadillo. (Fort Worth Police Department)  Ricardo told police the fatal shooting took place in his bedroom while he, his brother and relatives Elias and Sebastian Sustaita were watching UFC fights and boxing The 28-year-old also said he was in the military, according to the arrest affidavit  Ricardo started showing his relatives his rifle and handgun after having the beers, he said  “He said he was showing them how you hold the gun when he pointed the gun, was lining up the sights at a shelf, and he pulled the trigger,” the affidavit said “The gun fired one time and struck his brother Carlos in the chest, causing him to fall to the ground ” TEXAS MAN STANDING TRIAL FOR WIFE’S MURDER CLAIMS HE WAS SLEEPWALKING WHEN HE PULLED THE TRIGGER Ricardo and Elias Sustaita took Carlos to Complete Emergency Care in their vehicle, according to the arrest affidavit  Carlos was then taken in an ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital where he was pronounced dead  The affidavit said Ricardo told police he applied pressure to his brother’s wound on their way to the ER  Ricardo told police the gun he accidentally shot was an XDM 9mm and added that he “always has the gun loaded with one in the chamber,” per the affidavit  CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP He “was familiar with how firearms function, knew that firearms were dangerous and could cause death, and knew that manipulating/pointing a firearm is dangerous,” Ricardo told police, acknowledging he “should have put the firearms away once they started drinking,” according to the affidavit  Police said they found the handgun on a bedside table and a single 9mm casing under a desk at the crime scene, as well as what appeared to be blood on the floor There was also a rifle in the bedroom t, according to police.

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