MILWAUKEE -- A 21-year-old man was shot by his mother around 9:00 p.m. Thursday on West Nash Street and North 13th Street.
Milwaukee Police said the victim told investigators he thought it would be amusing to frighten his mother as she returned from shopping.
He put on a ski mask and confronted her behind their residence, pretending to rob her.
The 37-year-old female responded by drawing a .357 revolver from her waistband and firing several shots at the victim, striking him at least twice.
He was conveyed to a local hospital by the Milawukee Fire Department and his condition is unknown.
The suspect surrendered to the first responding squad and was in custody according to Milwaukee police.
Officers also recovered a blue steel revolver with an obliterated serial number from the suspect.
Of course now they claim that it was a prank, or a joke gone wrong, but somehow I'm not buying that.
I also can't help but notice that this woman--the one carrying the gun with the serial numbers ground off--is 37 and has a 21 year old son. That means she was 16 when she had him and probably 15 when she got knocked up. Not surprisingly, there's no mention of a husband or father in this story. I'm willing to bet that us taxpayers are going to be paying for his medical care and her court-appointed lawyer.