Troy Bailey, of Miramar, Florida called 911 seeking help. He told the dispatcher that his two-and-a-half year old son had grabbed his 9mm Glock semi-automatic handgun and shot his mother, 33-year-old Julia Bennett. "Oh God, I can't believe this," Bailey said. "He shot his mom. God in heaven, help me please." Julia died before emergency help arrived.
According to police reports, Bailey left the loaded handgun in reach of the child. It was also reported that Bailey has a concealed weapons permit. A judge has placed the boy in the care of his maternal aunts. Bailey is not allowed contact without state permission. The investigation into the shooting is on-going. Bailey has been questioned by police but has not been charged. At minimum, he could be charged with negligence for leaving the gun in the boy's reach.