Woman charged with shooting husband, 7yo son

Posted at 8:53 PM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 06:35:06-04

Baltimore County Police have identified a suspect in a Dundalk shooting Saturday night.

Police responded to the 7300 block of School Ave in Dundalk just after 7 p.m. for a domestic-related shooting, which involving a 7-year-old boy.

Officers say 30-year-old Erica Nicole Shifflett of the 7300 block of School Avenue, arrived to the home to try to take her 7-year-old son from the location when a custody dispute broke out in front of the home.

When the husband tried to take the boy back into the home, the woman pulled out a gun a fired, shooting the husband and her son.

The husband, 31, was struck in the upper body and the son was hit in the lower body. Police say family members took Shifflett to the ground and held her until police arrived.

The father and son were rushed to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Shifflett has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault, according to police. She is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. 

This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

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