Colorado parents arrested after 4-year-old son shoots self in car outside pot dispensary 07/07/2021 3:09 pm PDT Comments El Paso County MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (TCD) -- Two parents were arrested Tuesday after their young son reportedly shot himself with a gun he found in a vehicle while parked outside a marijuana dispensary. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Manitou Springs Police officers responded to a report of a shot fired on the 400 block of Manitou Avenue on Tuesday, July 6, just after noon. Responding officers found a boy with a gunshot wound to the head. The 4-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. El Paso County Sheriff's investigators said the boy was sitting in the car with his mother, 25-year-old Ashlynne Perez, and the boy's younger sibling. The boy's father, 26-year-old Carlos Perez, reportedly left the car to make purchases at a store at the location. While he was gone, the boy reportedly found a gun in the car. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said the boy died from "what apparently was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head." The type of gun was not disclosed. Ashlynne Perez and Carlos Perez were taken into custody and charged with criminally negligent child abuse resulting in death. Records at the El Paso County Jail show both suspects were held on $10,000 bond each, and both were scheduled to appear in court on July 8. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the incident occurred outside of Maggie's Farm, a marijuana dispensary. KCNC-TV reports investigators said the death had nothing to do with the business. MORE: Parents Arrested in Criminally Negligent Child Abuse Resulting in Death Case - El Paso County Sheriff's OfficeChild dies outside Manitou Springs marijuana shop - Colorado Springs Gazette4-Year-Old Child Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound In Manitou Springs - KCNCEl Paso County Jail inmate records #Colorado #ColoradoSprings Related Stories Los Angeles mother arrested after 3 young kids found dead at home Wyoming man charged with murder of ex-girlfriend’s toddler found in dumpster North Carolina mom forced teen daughter to help bury 4-year-old sister in back yard: Warrant California man who killed wife, propped her on couch on Christmas, gets 15 years to life Colorado mom gets 32 years for 5-year-old daughter's meth death Colorado man who killed friend, sealed body in basement, gets life in prison Suzanne Morphew case: Colorado prosecutors add charges against husband Colorado man, 95, accused of killing maintenance worker he claimed was stealing from him: Police Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.