8-Month-Old Baby Fatally Shot As Mother and Father Allegedly Struggled Over A Firearm


A man from Texas, Alejandro Martinez, 20, was apprehended on Sunday after officials say he fatally shot his daughter while struggling over a firearm with his child’s mother, per PEOPLE. According to the reports, the girl was merely 8 months old. 

The mother, 21-year-old Ruby Mora, was taken into custody last month. The parents were charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury in connection with the child’s April 12 death.

Mora reportedly informed authorities that she and Martinez got into a verbal disagreement by his vehicle about a gun

“he was carrying that belonged to her,”

says the San Antonio Police Department. 

Officials added,

“[Mora] wanted the firearm back and they began to struggle for the gun while she was carrying [her daughter].”

During the incident, the gun went off striking the child in the torso, and Mora in her hand, reports KSAT. The mother and daughter were transported to the hospital by relatives. Sadly, the girl was later declared deceased at the hospital. The father fled and was discovered at a Motel, where he was arrested on May 6. 

#Clique, what are your thoughts? 

Our biggest stories, straight to your box.

Sign up now to get our essential daily briefs on politics' Environment, Royals and more.

By signing up you agree to our User Agreement and Privacy Policy & Cookies Statement


Editors Picks