A THREE-year-old boy was mysteriously shot dead after his mother claimed he'd been killed in a road rage incident.
Lacravivonne Monique Washington, 26, brought her son, Jalexus Washington, to Medical City of Dallas in Texas on Monday with a gunshot wound to the head.
The toddler died, and the mother told police that an unknown person had shot him in a road-rage shooting.
Police launched an investigation into the alleged incident; however, investigators found no evidence of a road-rage shooting at the location the mother specified.
In a follow-up interview, Washington told police that her children were climbing back and forth from the back seat to the front when she heard two gunshots and found her son wounded, per a police affidavit.
According to the affidavit, investigators found a handgun in the glove compartment of Washington’s vehicle, which had no child restraints and was easily accessible to the toddler.
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An autopsy revealed that the boy had powder burn around his wound, indicating that he had been shot at a close range.
The autopsy immediately ruled out a road-rage shooting.
Washington was taken into custody and charged with child endangerment.
She faces up to two years in state prison if convicted.
As of Thursday, she was in Dallas County Jail Thursday on a $25,000 bond. Court records list no attorney for her.
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