Police arrested three generations of a family after the son called police to report his mother shot him twice in the hip Sunday night.
The mother, 45, told St. Louis Metropolitan Police she was in the kitchen of a home in the 3300 block of California Avenue fighting with her 64-year-old mother around 9:42 p.m. Sunday.
Her son, 27, pushed his mother against the wall, choked her and threatened to kill her. She said she fired two shots in his direction so he would let her go, according to police.
The son, who told police he was trying to intervene in the fight, fled the house and waited for police. He was listed in stable condition at the hospital.
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Police arrested all three and recovered a firearm at the scene.
Here's the full report from police:
Incident: Assault 1st (Shooting), Assault 2nd, Assault 3rd (Domestic) Location: 3300 block of California
Date/Time: 6/22/14 @ 21:42
Victim/Suspect #1: 27-year old black male (arrested)
Victim/Suspect #2: 45-year old black female (arrested)
Victim/Suspect #3: 64-year old white female (arrested)
Officers responded to a call for a "shooting" and upon arrival, were met by Victim/Suspect #1, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the hip. Victim/Suspect #1stated that he attempted to intervene in a fight between Victim/Suspect #2 and #3, who is his mother and grandmother, as they were fighting in the kitchen. Victim/Suspect #2, who is his mother, then retrieved a handgun and fired two gunshots at Victim/Suspect #1, striking him. Victim/Suspect #1 fled the house and contacted this department. Victim/Suspect #2 reported to officers that she was involved in an altercation with her mother when her son, Victim/Suspect #1, pushed her against the wall and began choking her and threatening to kill her. Victim/Suspect #2 then stated she retrieved her handgun and fired in his direction in hopes he would let her go. A firearm was recovered at the scene. Victim/Suspect #1 was conveyed to a hospital and listed in stable condition. All three Victim/Suspects were taken into custody.
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