Responsible Gun Owner's 3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Her In The Head

Responsible Gun Owner's 3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Her In The Head

I'm beginning to think that gun safety should be taught in childbirth classes. Just a thought:

The Tulsa Police Department on Tuesday identified a U.S. Army Reserve specialist as the woman who was fatally shot by her 3-year-old son in their east Tulsa home Monday afternoon.

Christa Engles, 26, was in a residence in the 100 block of South 168th East Avenue with the toddler and her 10-month-old daughter about 4:30 p.m. Monday when, according to Tulsa Police Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker, the boy shot her in the head while she appeared to be changing her daughter’s diaper in their living room.

“There was a holster on a table right (by) where she would have been changing the diaper,” Walker said Tuesday.

Detectives believe the boy picked up a loaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun from the low-lying table near the couch while his mother was distracted and accidentally fired at her.

The children’s grandmother, who also lives at the home, walked inside to find the scene in the living room and called police, Walker said.


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