Toddler finds mom's gun, shoots her

Toddler finds mom's gun, shoots her
Jessica Barkley (Source: LMDC)
Jessica Barkley (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman is charged with wanton endangerment, accused of allowing a toddler to have access to a handgun.

On Feb. 12, Jessica Barkley, 30, place a loaded 9 mm in her nightstand, according to a criminal summons.

Barkley's two-year-old son opened the drawer and grabbed the gun. He then pointed the gun at Barkley and shot her, police said.

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Barkley was treated at University of Louisville Hospital.

The toddler was removed from Barkley's custody a few days later.

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