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‘Didn’t know what was going on’: Father describes teenage son killing mother, brother

From his hospital bed, a Maryland man watched his teenage son fatally shoot his wife and 8-year-old boy on Thursday.

Prince George’s County Police said 44-year-old Taledia Oxley and her 8-year-old son Asa Oxley were killed.

The shooting took place at Clinton’s home on the 8500 block of Wendy Street.

“Everything was peaceful and quiet, until the shots were over,” said James Oxley.

He was shot and wounded.

“I just heard pow, pow, and I didn’t know it was TV,” he said after he was out of surgery on Friday. “I didn’t know what was going on, but I saw and my son, my 15-year-old son… was shooting at my wife, and then she shot my son, and I jumped in and got him. , and he shot me twice – one in the arm and one in the thigh – and he left the gun and fled.

A few minutes later, the officers caught hold of the teenager. He said he confessed to having shot his mother and brother before shooting his father.

Neighbors said the family also included a girl child.

Oxley, who said he was celebrating 26 years of marriage with his wife this year, said his son should be held accountable.

“I mean, I forgive him, but he killed his mother who brought him into this world, my wife and his 8-year-old brother, who didn’t deserve it,” he said.

News4’s Derrick Ward has received new information about a shooting in Clinton, Maryland, which killed a woman and child and injured one person.

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The juvenile suspect was charged with murder and is being held in juvenile custody, according to Prince George’s county state attorney’s office. Police did not release his name, and court documents were sealed.

Oxley said his son used a registered gun he had bought for his wife to guard the family home when he was stationed in Iraq.

No information was released about a possible motive.

Police said they were earlier called home in relation to the teenager.

Neighbors described the accused juvenile as calm, hardworking and soft spoken. He loved to cook and competed for a national cooking TV show.

Neighbors said they were trying to understand the tragedy.

A woman and a young child were killed and a man was injured in a shooting at a Maryland home. Police said a teenager living at the house also appeared to be the shooter. News4’s Jackie Benson reports.

“I can’t connect to it,” said Tope Bab. “I’ve seen him; I’ve seen him walk down to the bus stop. He looks like a regular, cool teen.”

“Really cool kids,” said Myra Marquez. “Diligent. Always wanted to help.”

Oxley said her son has changed a bit recently, and they were trying to get him counseling and support through local programs.

“He’s smoking drugs, weed and other stuff, and hanging out with the wrong crowd,” he said.


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