Five Month Old Infant Dies From Gunshot Wound To Torso

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Fort Walton, FL — A thirty year old Fort Walton Beach woman suspected of killing her infant son yesterday remains in stable condition at a local hospital.

In a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators believe it 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 self-inflicted 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.

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