The three-year-old cousin of an NFL player has tragically died. The little boy passed on Monday, June 24.
Radyn Terrell from Texas died after accidentally shooting himself in the head. The child was the cousin of Washington Redskins player and former LSU football running back Derrius Guice.
Authorities say the child found the .38-caliber pistol in a bedroom Friday and shot himself in the eye. Authorities say the child's father was home at the time of the shooting.
After the tragic accident, Guice took to Twitter to ask for prayers. He repeatedly implored people to pray for his cousin.
He also posted updates from the hospital where he was with Radyn's parents. He shared that after two brain test, Radyn didn't have any brain activity.
Guice posted the following statement after Radyn passed away.
"I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and continued support throughout the post few days not even knowing what was going on with my little cousin Radyn! After long awaited hours and tests and family from all over coming to be with us. After a battle with a gunshot wound to the head Radyn is pronounced brain dead. I know God has a plan and he works in mysterious ways but still gets all the glory! Life is too short! I remember when he was born three years ago and I was the only relative there outside of immediate family! My little man fought so hard, I wish I could take your place and be the one and not you. You will be missed buddy! I love you so much. Watch over me and I’ll see you soon."
Please pray for Guice and all of Radyn's family. This is a tragic accident that led to the death of a sweet child.