- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - Police say a teenager has died two days after being shot by his mother, who witnesses say was trying to break up a fight.

Authorities say 33-year-old Latoya Tilson faces charges including assault and cruelty to children after police say she shot her son, 15-year-old Pierre Tilson, and another teen.

College Park police Sgt. Jeff Hightower said the fight involving several youths and adults started outside Tilson’s College Park apartment Saturday.

Hightower tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Latoya Tilson was hit in the face, then fired a handgun into the crowd.

Police say Pierre Tilson was shot in the head and died Monday at a hospital. Jail records do not list an attorney for Tilson.

Stacey Marshall tells WXIA-TV the mother was trying to protect her children and didn’t mean to shoot her son.

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