5-month-old boy dies from gunshot to torso by mom

Posted on March 26, 2020 by Staff reports

A thirty year old Fort Walton Beach woman suspected of killing her infant son yesterday remains in stable condition at a local hospital following what Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe was a murder/suicide attempt. An autopsy today revealed the five month old had been shot once in the torso area. The mother suffered an apparent selfinflicted gunshot wound. A crew of workers discovered her bleeding on the ground yesterday morning outside her pickup truck, which was in the parking lot of The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island at 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway. Deputies who arrived found the infant inside the truck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation remains active and identities will be revealed at a later time