An Iowa mother was arrested this week after police said that she shot her 6-year-old son with a BB gun because she wanted to teach him a lesson.
According to a police affidavit, 25-year-old Courtney Kie-Marie Owens had recently gotten a BB gun, and the 6-year-old boy repeatedly tried to play with it, the Quad City Times reported.
So on Tuesday, Owens decided to explain that the weapon was not a toy, and “purposely” shot him, the court document stated. The child was treated at scene for a red swollen hip, where he had been struck by a BB.
Owens was charged with child endangerment with injury, and then she was released from the Scott County Jail after posting $5,000 secured bond on Tuesday night. If convicted of the Class D felony, she could spend up to five years in prison.
[Photo: Scott County, Iowa Jail]