COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Colorado Springs police have made an arrest in the case where a 2-year-old was reportedly shot accidentally on Saturday.
Monica Abeyta, 30, was arrested for felony Child Abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, police said.
“I just don’t want people to put a bad look on her because of what happened,” neighbor to the family Alazia Gray said. “Because that’s not the type of parent she is. She is a very, very loving parent. Her kids are very, very well taken care of.”
Investigators interviewed several family members. Police believe a 3-year-old toddler in the home got ahold of a gun, was playing with it, and may have fired at the 2-year-old.
At this time, they believe the shooting was accidental.
The toddler was rushed to the hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. He is currently in critical but stable condition.
The shooting happened just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the 4300 block of Driftwood Dr. in Northeast Colorado Springs, police said.
We will continue to update this story as we get more information.