FERN TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A northwestern Minnesota mother is facing charges for allegedly shooting her 9-year-old son twice with a BB gun as a form of punishment.
The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office says it received a report Wednesday around 6:42 p.m. that a child had been shot by his mother at a home in Fern Township, about 20 miles southwest of Bemidji.
Investigators learned from the father and child that two brothers were wrestling when one of the boys suffered a nosebleed. Their mother, identified as Rose Ewald-Conner, told the 9-year-old boy that he could let his brother beat him or she would shoot him with a BB gun.
Ewald-Conner allegedly shot her son in the leg when he tried to run away. He then climbed onto the roof of their house to get away from her, but she followed and shot him again, this time in the forehead.
The 31-year-old mother admitted to shooting her child and handed the BB gun to deputies.
Ewald-Conner has been charged with malicious punishment of a child and domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Resources: For anonymous, confidential help, people can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224.
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