ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida mother was charged after a man was fatally shot by the couple’s 2-year-old son, according to reports.
WESH 2 News reported on May 26 that the 2-year-old got ahold of a loaded gun that was left out in a bedroom they were renting in East Orange County and shot 26-year-old Reggie Mabry in the back.
Mabry and his 26-year-old wife Marie Ayala were both convicted felons and were not allowed to have a gun, according to WESH. Mabry and Ayala were on probation for child neglect and drug charges.
The news outlet said the couple was living in a rented bedroom along with their 5-year-old, 2-year-old and 5-month-old children.
Mabry was playing video games in one corner of the bedroom when he was shot, according to WESH. The couple’s 5-year-old child is who told deputies the 2-year-old shot Mabry.
None of the children or Ayala were hurt in the incident.
Ayala was taken to the Orange County Jail and faces manslaughter, culpable negligence and being a felon in possession of a firearm charges.