A mother from Inkster, Michigan, is in custody after she allegedly shot her 17-year-old son on Thursday morning, March 8.
The teenage son was hospitalized and is currently in a critical but stable condition, according to a series of tweets from the Michigan State Police.
The domestic shooting took place at around 8:45 a.m. at the Canterbury Woods Apartments located in the 600 block of Tobin Drive, police said, according to ClickOnDetroit.
Investigators said the cause of the shooting stemmed from the boy’s refusal to go to school, NBC affiliate KXAN-TV reported.
The mother and her son, both unnamed, were involved in a heated argument before the mother threatened her son with a handgun.
Michigan State Police said the son first left the apartment after the argument but returned later.
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 8, 2018
The mother then fired at least one shot through glass in their apartment door, according to KXAN-TV.
“Further: Mother and 17-year-old son were involved in an argument when the son left the apartment. Son returns and mom fires one shot striking the male in the body. Son at local hospital in critical condition. Mother in custody. No danger exists to the community,” the department tweeted on Thursday, March 8.
The bullet hit her son in the back, KXAN-TV reported.
Further: Mother and 17 year old son were involved in an argument when son left the apartment. Son returns and mom fires one shot striking the male in the body. Son at local hospital in critical condition. Mother in custody. No danger exists to the community. pic.twitter.com/bSAk1LZTgQ
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) March 8, 2018
Authorities arrested the woman at the scene of the incident, the Detriot News reported. The investigation continues.
The mother was taken into police custody for questioning.
Canterbury Woods management, the mother’s apartment, said that it was cooperating with the investigation on Thursday.
“Since early this morning, we have been in touch with police about this sad situation and are cooperating with their investigation. We do not believe any of our other residents’ or homes were affected by this incident,” the statement obtained by ClickOnDetroit said.