Woman shot by son, 4, avoids gun-safety charges

Posted at 12:53 PM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-06 12:53:39-04

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman whose 4-year-old son shot her as they rode in her pickup truck will avoid prosecution and any jail time if she satisfies a number of conditions.

Under a deferred prosecution agreement announced Friday by the state attorney's office in Sanford, 31-year-old Jamie Lynn Gilt agreed to complete a gun safety course, install a mounted holster in her vehicle and provide proof of safe storage of firearms in her home.

The news release says Gilt must also give 10 speeches about the March 8 shooting.

Prosecutors say Gilt's son found a loaded .45-caliber handgun on the floorboard, fired through the front seat and hit her in the back. He wasn't injured.

If Gilt complies with the agreement, prosecutors say they'll dismiss the unsafe storage of a firearm charge.