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Mother accidentally kills her son by firing gun into crowd to break up a fight

By Mason White 11:52 AM April 14, 2015
Latoya and Pierre Tilson 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Family and friends are devastated over the loss of a teenage boy who was accidentally shot and killed by his own mother.

Latoya Tilson, 33, of Georgia, was arrested after she fired a gun into a crowd of people in an attempt to stop a fight, but accidentally shot and killed her teenage son in the process.

According to police, Latoya Tilson fired her .25 caliber pistol into the group of teens who were fighting. The woman’s 15-year-old son, Pierre, was trying to protect his 13-year-old sister from a 17-year-old boy when their mother came out of her College Park home with the gun.

Pierre was hit in the head and was rushed to a hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries two days later. The 17-year-old boy was also hit by the bullet, but survived.

After accidentally shooting her son, Latoya Tilson fled the scene, leaving her unconscious son behind.

Police tracked the mother down later that night, and arrested her. She is facing charges of aggravated assault and cruelty to children, among other charges.

Latoya Tilson is said to be extremely distraught over the death of her son.