News from around the state of Texas

Police: Mom Checked Medical Website After Son Shot

Friday, May 10, 2013  |  Updated 7:12 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Police: Mom Checked Medical Website After Son Shot

Getty Images

Police say the 14-year-old boy and his mother delayed seeking hospital treatment for his gunshot wound for hours until she researched gunshot wounds on WebMD.

advertisement

A Southeast Texas woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly delaying hospital treatment of her teenage son's gunshot wound until she researched treatment options online.

The incident happened Tuesday evening at the family's home in Santa Fe, about 30 miles southeast of Houston. Police say a friend of the 14-year-old son was playing with a handgun and pointed it at him when it went off, wounding the boy in the thigh.

Police say the boy and his mother, Deborah Tagle, delayed seeking hospital treatment for hours until she researched gunshot wounds on the website WebMD.

He's now stable at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Tagle was arrested Friday and freed on bond. She's charged with injury to a child. A phone call to her home went unanswered Friday.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out