Lawmen believe baby was shot by mom, who then shot herself on Okaloosa Island
OKALOOSA ISLAND—A 30-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman suspected of killing her infant son remains in stable condition at a local hospital.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Investigators believe the Wednesday morning incident was an attempted suicide and murder, according to a press release from OCSO.
The 5-month-old infant’s autopsy, performed Thursday, indicates he was shot once in the torso area. The infant’s mother suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A crew of workers discovered her bleeding on the ground Wednesday morning outside her pickup truck, which was in the parking lot of The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island.
Deputies who arrived found the infant inside the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation remains active and identities will be revealed at a later time.