75-year-old Helen Washington shot her grandson in the leg after he repeatedly ignored her request to move his tea cup from her table.
via Mail Online:
Police arrived to Washington’s Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, home last Friday to find her unnamed grandson in the front yard with a gunshot wound to his thigh, claiming his grandmother was the shooter.
Officers found a .38 Special revolver with five rounds of ammunition, one of which had been fired, and Washington was arrested at the scene.
Officers spoke with a minor at the scene who said he saw Washington get upset when her grandson refused to keep his cup off the furniture.
The minor said she then poured the tea out and left the room to apparently fetch the gun.
When she returned, her grandson had poured a new cup of tea, placing in on the furniture once more.
That’s when Washington pulled the gun out and shot her grandson in the leg, according to prosecutors.
While she was being arrested, the police complaint says Washington told officers that she didn’t think she should go to jail and asked them where the bullet had hit her grandson.
This week, a judge ordered Washington to be evaluated to see whether she is competent to stand trial.
She now faces felony charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Washington is next scheduled to appear in court on December 18.