Idaho prosecutor deciding on criminal charges in accidental shooting that killed 5-year-old

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POCATELLO, Idaho — A Bannock County prosecutor says he'll review autopsy and police reports, and speak with the family of a 5-year-old victim of an accidental shooting before deciding whether to file any criminal charges.

Noelle Aston Shawver, of Blackfoot, was killed July 30 when another 5-year-old found a firearm and shot her. She died later that day.

Shawver's family was visiting a home in Chubbuck when the shooting occurred.

The Idaho State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1wGpQ8K ) prosecutor Steve Herzog plans to meet with the family by mid-January. Herzog says child endangerment charges could be filed.

In a separate accidental shooting Tuesday, a 29-year-old mother from Blackfoot was killed when her 2-year-old son found a gun inside her purse while they were shopping at a Wal-Mart in Hayden.


Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com

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