Jaquana Butler, a resident of Atlanta, has been taken into custody by the Atlanta Police Department on serious charges after allegedly shooting her 17-year-old son following a heated argument over a video game console.
The incident took place at an apartment complex on Sparks St. SW, prompting a distress call to the authorities.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the teenager with multiple gunshot wounds and promptly arranged for his urgent transfer to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Unfortunately, no updates regarding his condition have been provided by the police at this time.
Following their initial investigation, law enforcement officials named Jaquana Butler, the victim’s mother, as the alleged shooter.
Jaquana Butler is 34 years old.
According to preliminary findings, the altercation between Butler and her son escalated to a dangerous level during their disagreement over the video game console.
In the heat of the argument, it is alleged that Butler retrieved a firearm and proceeded to shoot her son multiple times.
Currently, Jaquana Butler is being held at the Fulton County Jail, having been charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, and cruelty to children.
These charges reflect the severity of the incident and the potential harm inflicted upon the victim.
Further investigation will likely take place to ascertain additional details surrounding the motive behind the shooting and any relevant circumstances that may have led to this tragic event.