9 year old accidentally shot to death, police arrest mother

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The mother of a 9-year-old who was killed in an accidental shooting in April was arrested by police Wednesday.

Officers arrested Amy Pittman Wednesday morning on Rock Street.

Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Macon Street April 28 around 9:40 p.m. in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, officers found 9-year-old Christian Pittman, who had died from an apparent gunshot wound.

Durham police said three children were home alone at the time of the shooting.

On Tuesday, Pittman was indicted on one count of voluntary manslaughter, three counts of felony child abuse – gross negligence, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of failure to store firearms to protect minors, authorities said.

An investigation into the shooting revealed it was an accident.

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