Police say a woman is dead and her 17-year old son is injured after a double shooting in the Lawncrest section of the city on Monday night. 6 ABC ACTION NEWS reported that police currently have a “person of interest” in custody.
Police believe the 36-year old male in custody is the murdered woman’s boyfriend or husband. The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. when officers were called to a home p.m. the 900 block of Magee Avenue, for a report of a disturbance. Arriving officers say they heard gunshots when the pulled up. Seconds later, they reportedly saw a man climbing out of a broken first floor window. He allegedly climbed back in when he saw the police. Officers say they heard more gunshots at that time.
Cops called for a barricade, but a few moments later, the son exited the home with his hands raised in the air. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was rushed to the hospital by police, and was last reported to be in stable condition. The suspect came out of the home with his hands raised a short time later. He was taken to the homicide division for questioning/charging. The woman, reported to be in her mid to late 30’s, was found on the kitchen floor. She had been shot multiple times. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman’s identity has not been released to the public.