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Mom Keeps Driving After Teen Son Shoots Toddler in Back Seat

CrimeOnline
CrimeOnline
 2021-07-22
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A California mother and her 14-year-old son have been arrested after the son “accidentally” shot his toddler half-sister.

Thirty-seven-year-old Veronica Pyatt, the teen, and Pyatt’s 20-month-old daughter were in a vehicle in San Bernardino Tuesday afternoon, San Bernardino police said. The teen was “manipulating a loaded firearm in the back seat” of the vehicle, police said. The gun discharged, striking the toddler in the right upper leg.

According to police, the teen told his mother “his gun went off,” but she continued to drive home. She told police she hadn’t realized her daughter was shot.

She still hadn’t learned of her daughter’s injury when they arrived home and she unloaded groceries while the teen took the little girl out of the vehicle “and disposed of the firearm and other evidence in a trashcan.”

The 14-year-old finally told his mother the little girl had been wounded once all three were inside the home. Pyatt took the little girl to the Community Hospital of San Bernardino, where hospital staff called police. The little girl was later transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police — who said that Pyatt never tried to take the gun from her son, physically examine the children, or call police — arrested both mother and child on multiple felony charges and handed the case to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. Police did not specify the charges the two face.

Child and Family Services are conducting their own investigation, police said.

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[Featured image: Veronica Pyatt/San Bernardino Police Department]

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Becky Lynn
07-23

is she for real smiling like that in her mug shot? I'm sure that baby cried out in pain. as a mother myself i always knew what was wrong with my children from how they would cry out! !

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Funky Jones
07-23

"14 yr old in the backseat with toddler and loaded gun" "Mother unloads groceries before taking toddler to the hospital after being shot by her 14yr old brother" "14yr old with handgun" Absolutely Bonkers! Wtf 🤯

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Maria Herrera Estrada
07-23

What is wrong with this lady? How the heck can you allow your 14 year-old son to have a gun in his position at any time? You drove home after the gun went off and did not even think about your baby in the back seat. Lady you're the one with the problem not your son. My prayers for the baby who was shot and not killed. Nom what were you thinking? 😡😡

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