MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Brooklyn Center woman faces assault charges after she allegedly shot her grandson in a dispute over a teacup.
According to a report in the Star Tribune, 75-year-old Helen Washington shot the victim when he placed the cup on her furniture. She warned him not to put the cup there, and dumped the tea out. He got another cup of tea and again put it on the furniture.READ MORE: Charges: London Bean Fatally Shot By 18-Year-Old Jeremiah Marquise Grady, Who Remains At Large
That’s when she allegedly pulled out a gun and shot her grandson.
She now faces second-degree assault charges.READ MORE: Sheriff: 1 In Custody, 1 At Large In Connection To 4 Minnesotans Found Dead In Wisconsin
The incident happened Oct. 12 at Washington’s Brooklyn Center home. The victim was shot in the thigh.
She told police that she doesn’t think she deserves to go to jail, according to the report.MORE NEWS: Mille Lacs Lake Ends 'Catch-And-Release Only' Walleye Fishing Season
She has been released from Hennepin County Jail and is expected to make a court appearance in December.