Man, Woman Charged After Toddler Shot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville man and woman have been charged after authorities say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself.

Jacksonville police reported Tuesday that 22-year-old Barbara Anne Powell and 24-year-old Gregory Eugene Chisholm were each charged with child neglect and culpable negligence. Chisholm also was charged with violating the terms of his probation.

Police wouldn’t identify the child or how he was related to the suspects.

The Florida Times-Union ( ) reports that the child sustained a gunshot wound to the chest Monday, but officials say it wasn’t life-threatening.

Chisholm reportedly told detectives that the gun belonged to him and that he kept it under his mattress. Chisholm was on probation for a 2010 domestic violence conviction.

It wasn’t clear if either Chisholm or Powell had an attorney.


Information from: The Florida Times-Union,

Source: Associated Press