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Erick Garcia

Age 15

Cloverleaf, Texas

It was an accident with friends

It was an old-looking motel, with a dilapidated picket fence surrounding the unkempt concrete parking lot. However worn it seemed, behind it was a wing of the motel that seemed even more tired.

A dumpster was shoved against the pale pink brick; mattresses leaned against the chipped, white fence and lay scattered across the dusty grass. In the far corner of the lot, a solitary building stood.

On the evening of Dec. 15, 2018, in the Cloverleaf community of east Harris County, Texas, in that solitary building behind the old-looking motel, Erick Garcia, 15, accidentally shot and killed himself while playing with a gun with his friends.

Help complete this profile. We are currently seeking more information on the young person killed in this incident. If you have anything to share, please contact us at SinceParkland@thetrace.org.

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