- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have said a mother and grandmother lied about the shooting of a 4-year-old by his 8-year-old brother in Council Bluffs.

The younger boy, Q-Marion Jones, remains hospitalized in Omaha, Nebraska, since his shooting on May 7. His big brother has been taken into protective custody.

Authorities have charged 24-year-old Tyleshia Jones and her mother, 59-year-old Deborah Jones, with obstruction of prosecution. The younger woman also is charged with neglect and with child endangerment resulting in serious injury. Court records don’t list the names of attorneys who could be contacted to comment for the women.

A court document says the 8-year-old boy first told police his brother shot himself but later said he accidentally shot his brother after finding the handgun in a kitchen drawer at his mother’s apartment.

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