San Diego District Attorney's Office to review boy's shooting death

Eric Klyaz dies after being shot in chest

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County District Attorney's Office is now reviewing the accidental shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in Scripps Ranch.

At about 4:30 p.m. on June 4, a resident who heard a gunshot and then found Eric Klyaz lying in the fetal position near a distraught friend in a garage at a condominium complex in the 10900 block of Ivy Hill Drive in Scripps Ranch, according to San Diego police.

According to investigators, the boy was playing with a 9-year-old girl in her garage when they found a loaded gun. There were no adults in the house. The girl's 14-year-old brother was supposed to be watching them, but he was upstairs.

Police told 10News the kids were apparently playing with the gun when Eric was accidentally shot in the chest.

Neighbors performed CPR and medics took the boy to Rady Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The boy was a fourth-grader at Dingeman Elementary School.

The district attorney's office will decide if charges will be filed.