Charges filed against son after mother says he shot her in Liber - KCTV5

Charges filed against son after mother says he shot her in Liberty

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On Friday, charges were filed against Aaron J. Harrington in connection with the shooting. He was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. (Liberty PD) On Friday, charges were filed against Aaron J. Harrington in connection with the shooting. He was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. (Liberty PD)
LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City, Missouri woman is in the hospital after being shot by her son on Thursday and charges have now been filed against that man.

The shooting happened at about 5:30 p.m. behind the Dollar General store located on southbound 291 Highway near Orchard Avenue, which is just south of 152 Highway.  

Police said a 65-year-old woman was shot by her 41-year-old son.

Officers later arrested the man near the Dickey's BBQ location in the area.

The woman was taken to an area hospital. She is in serious condition.

On Friday, charges were filed against Aaron J. Harrington in connection with the shooting. He was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. 

According to the probable cause statement, when officers arrived at the scene, they saw a man bent over the victim and talking to her as she laid on her back on the asphalt. 

The officer asked her where she had been shot and she said she'd been shot in her stomach. When the officer asked her who shot her, she said, "my son." She then said her son's name was Aaron Harrington. 

After securing Harrington in a patrol vehicle, the officers walked to the area that Harrington had gestured to before saying, "My weapons are over there."

The officers found two firearms: a 9mm semi-automatic Glock that was black and silver, and a 9mm semi-automatic Ruger that was black. The guns were loaded and the bullets inside were the full metal jacket type.

The officers went back to the scene and found a 9mm shell casing about 5 feet away from where the woman was previously laying on the ground. The shell had the same stamping as those in the guns. The officers also found a spent full metal jacket bullet 10 feet away from the victim was. 

Officers interviewed Harrington at 8:45 p.m. that same day. Harrington admitted that he'd shot his mother. He said he shot her because she was "the devil" and she had been trying to have him killed since he was 10 years old. 

He said he shot her more than once, but less than 10 times. He also told officers he used the "little, black" gun in the shooting.

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