Texas Teen Shot In Videotaped Incident; Mother First Sought Info Online

The mother of a Texas teenager who was shot in a videotaped incident didn’t seek medical help for seven hours as she researched gunshot wounds online, police say.

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SANTA FE (May 9, 2013)--Police in Santa Fe in Southeast Texas say the mother of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the leg in a videotaped incident didn't seek help for her injured son for seven hours while researching gunshot wounds online.

Pete Jesse Rodriguez, 23, who was living at the family’s home, was jailed Thursday charged with injury to a child with intent to commit serious bodily injury, Santa Fe police said.

His bond was set at $151,000.

His relationship to the teen and the mother isn’t clear.

Capt. Wayne Kessler says the home's security video shows Rodriguez playing with a gun Tuesday night, tracking the boy and firing.

Police say the mother and teenager checked WebMD.com before going to a hospital.

The boy was in stable condition Thursday.

Police declined to release the video of the incident because it’s evidence.


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