This undated booking photo provided by the Santa Fe Police Department shows 55-year-old Deborah Tagle. Tagle faces a felony charge for allegedly delaying hospital treatment of her teenage son's gunshot wound until she could research treatment options on the Internet. Her son is in stable condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. (AP Photo/Santa Fe Police Department)
Friday, May 10, 2013 6:58 pm
Cops: Mom checked medical website after son shot
The Associated Press
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 WebMD website. He's now stable condition 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.