Sheriff

East Texas Woman Fatally Shot When Child Picks Up Rifle

01generic-police-lights14
FILE

Authorities say an East Texas woman was fatally shot after an 8-year-old boy picked up a rifle and it accidentally discharged at a home.

Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said the boy picked up a rifle while in a room with the woman's husband, who was cleaning weapons Saturday.

The bullet hit 23-year-old Carmen Danielle Morris in the head. She was in another room.

The Elkhart woman died Sunday at the hospital.

Taylor said the boy was a relative of Morris' husband but was not the couple's child.

Taylor said it's believed that it was a tragic accident. 

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us