A 15-year-old boy is dead after he was shot by his stepbrother on January 16 in the Meyerland home of Carl Shaw, a captain with the Harris County Precinct One Constable's office.
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According to police, the shooting appears to have been accidental and will be referred to a grand jury.
Police said Shaw's son, 20, was showing the 15-year-old a semiautomatic pistol that belonged to Shaw when the gun accidentally discharged. According to the Harris County Medical Examiner's office, the boy was shot through the left arm into the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. HPD investigators told KTRK that Shaw was not home at the time of the shooting.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Shaw has been a captain with the constable's office since 2013. Prior to that, he worked at O'Quinn Law Firm, where he was involved in a high-profile ambulance-chasing scheme about 20 years ago. Shaw and two other attorneys working for the law firm were accused of hiring runners to recruit clients after a fatal South Carolina plane crash in 1994. Shaw was charged with conspiracy, solicitation, splitting fees with non-lawyers and practicing law without a South Carolina license. He eventually pleaded guilty to improper practice, a misdemeanor. His other charges were dismissed upon his pleading guilty to the misdemeanor.