SANTA FE, Texas -- A Southeast Texas woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly delaying hospital treatment of her teenage son’s gunshot wound until she researched treatment options online.
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.