Bail set for mom in shooting death of 3-year-old son

Child abuse suspect Jasmine Vargas
Photo credit LVMPD

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Bail was set at 80 thousand dollars for a 25 year old woman who accidentally shot and killed her 3 year old son while showing a gun off.

Jasmine Vargas is charged with three counts of child abuse/neglect and one count of disregard for the safety of a person. Vargas’ next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 5

Police say that Vargas was showing off a new gun she legally purchased to friends when it accidentally went off, killing the boy. Police believe the shooting was accidental, and that Vargas did not know that the gun was loaded.