Mom Shot Dead By 3 Year Old While Changing Another Baby’s Diaper.
A Tulsa, Oklahoma mom is now dead after being shot in the head by her three-year-old son. KJRH reports that Christa Engles was changing her one-year-old daughter’s diaper when her son found a semi-automatic handgun under the couch.
Engles, 26, who shared a home with her mother and husband, was alone with the children at the time of the shooting on Monday evening.
The woman was rushed to the hospital after her mother arrived home and found her daughter “in the front room of the house as if she was changing the one-year-old’s diaper,” Tulsa police Sgt. Dave Walker said in a statement to Tulsa World.
Additionally, it was reported that the grandmother also “found the two children covered in blood,” the neighbor, Vera Bennett, told Fox 23.
“We think this is a horrible, horrible accident,” Walker added. “The neighbors, family, coworkers, and church family quickly gathered around this family and support them during this terrible time.”
Husband Brian Engles, a truck driver, arrived home hours later. He shared the news of the tragic accident with family and friends on Facebook. “I lost my wife to an accident yesterday,” he wrote. “Don’t forget to tell your loved ones they are loved. You really never know when the last ‘I love you’ is really the last.”