Mom charged with homicide in death of 3-year-old boy who shot himself

Kelly L. Pittman
photo Kelly L. Pittman

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office today charged an Apison, Tenn., mother with criminally negligent homicide in the shooting death of her 3-year-old son last Wednesday.

Kelly L. Pittman, 26, was charged with 1 count of child endangerment and one count of criminally negligent homicide.

Three-year-old Gavin Pittman accidentally shot himself inside a vehicle that was parked at 4724 Gates Lane, according to the sheriff's office.

The child was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Kelly Pittman was taken into custody today and transported to the Hamilton County Jail, where she was booked on the outstanding warrants.