Police identify Tulsa woman fatally shot by son

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Tulsa police have identified a U.S. Army Reserve specialist as the woman who was fatally shot by her 3-year-old son.

Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker said Tuesday the toddler accidentally shot 26-year-old Christa Engles in the head at their home on Monday. He says she appeared to be changing her 10-month-old daughter's diaper in the living room when she was shot.

Engles was taken to an area hospital where she later died.

Officers believe the boy picked up the loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun from an open holster on a low-lying table in the room. His grandmother found the woman shot and called 911. They say the boy tried to leave the house before his grandmother arrived.
close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off