Florida woman arrested after 3-year-old grabs loaded gun, fires it

Abbie Maldonado

(FOX 35 Orlando)

DELTONA, Fla. – A Deltona woman was arrested Monday after a 3-year-old child picked up her loaded gun and fired it, according to the deputies.

Abbie Maldonado, 30, was arrested on charges of child neglect.

The incident took place in a vehicle in the parking lot of Good Shepherd Academy. The round shattered a window in the car and eventually becomes lodged in the door frame.

The child was unharmed, deputies said.

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Deputies say Maldonado had the child with her if she was going to pick up her son from church, school academy.

Maldonado got to walk around and to the left of the boy unsecured in the back of the vehicle.

If Maldonado was walking around and she told deputies she heard a loud bang, but do not immediately realize that it a shot.

She went to check on the child, and then began to walk again, deputies said.

Deputies said when they took the 3-year-old to the bathroom, she still had nothing in the holes.

When she returned to her car, she heard the sound of broken glass. That is when she realized the front driver’s side window smashed.

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