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Police: 5-year-old boy responsible for mom's shooting death

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Posted at 7:30 PM, Sep 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 22:30:19-04

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a central Arizona community say a 5-year-old boy is responsible for the shooting death of his mother.

Police in Casa Grande said Michele Cox, a 38-year-old mother of four children, was shot once in the chest on Friday and was flown to a hospital in the Chandler area where she later died.

Police say they believe the shooting was an accident. Cox's four children ranging in age from 4 to 12, and her 40-year-old boyfriend were at the apartment when the shooting occurred.

Police didn't immediately return a call seeking details on how the shooting occurred and who owned the gun.

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