The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office obtained a warrant on Tuesday for a Birmingham woman whose 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself before Christmas.

Law enforcement charged 30-year-old Meosha Lakee Mayfield with reckless manslaughter for the death of her son Kacey Jackson, which is a Class B felony. 

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama posted a wanted ad for Mayfield on Wednesday. An inmate search on the Jefferson County Sheriff’s website suggests she is still not in custody as of Thursday afternoon.

According to the Birmingham Police Department (BPD), officers responded to a call of a toddler shot in the Wahouma neighborhood on December 21 at 11:45 a.m. to find Jackson dead. The statement from the BPD soon after the shooting indicated that a parent had called the authorities and claimed Jackson was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to Birmingham jail records, Mayfield was arrested last year on misdemeanor charges relating to failure to appear for traffic violations. 

Last legislative session, State Rep. Barbara Drummond (D-Mobile) filed a bill to provide criminal penalties for parents or legal guardians who don’t correctly secure firearms from their children. However, the bill pertained to children bringing their parents’ guns to school, and though it passed out of committee, it was indefinitely postponed at the end of the session.

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