Police: Detroit mom dies after accidentally shot by son

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police said a mother died after she was accidentally shot by her son Thursday night on the city’s west side.

The son, who is in his 20s, had been arguing with his father around 10 p.m. at a home on Ferguson, according to Sgt. Cassandra Lewis, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

During the confrontation, a gun fell out of the father’s waistband, she said. The mother was trying to intervene when the son grabbed the gun, which discharged and struck her, Lewis said.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her son was taken into custody, Lewis said. Authorities did not release additional details Thursday night.