June 18, 2010

Laquisha Mosby And Shawn Martin Were Too Busy To Call 911 - Waited Two Hours To Seek Medical Care After Shooting Toddler With Gun

Louisville, Kentucky (The Weekly Vice) - Laquisha Mosby, 28, and her boyfriend Shawn Martin, 34, were jailed Tuesday after the couple waited nearly two hours before seeking medical care for a toddler who had been shot with a hand gun.

According to Louisville Metro police, Mosby's 3-year-old son was accidentally shot in the arm with a .45-caliber handgun by her boyfriend during an argument between the couple. What prompted the shooting is still under investigation.

Nearly two hours later, someone in the child's apartment called police, who arrived to find him with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder, and another wound on his side where the bullet went through his body and ricocheted back. He was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Police found the weapon in Mosby's apartment.

Investigators say the couple has a history of domestic violence and that Martin was banned from having contact with the child due to a prior case of child abuse and assault. He was sentenced to five years probation in March.

Mosby was booked into Metro Corrections and charged with first-degree assault, criminal abuse, wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

Martin was booked into jail and charged with first-degree assault, first-degree criminal abuse, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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