The unthinkable happened to 36-year-old Tamiko Robinson on Monday night. After trying to keep her son from joining a gang, Robinson was shot multiple times at point blank range by her 14-year-old son as her fiance and five-year-old daughter escaped out of a window.
According to relatives, Robinson’s son Joshua had been skipping school, using drugs, and acting out. His mother, who also suffered from lupus and was receiving kidney dialysis, was desperately trying to keep him out of trouble. Apparently, he had other ideas.
The Voice reports that earlier Monday Robinson tracked her son down and forced him to return home after running away. And according to the victim’s brother, Leshawn Roberts, the two had been feuding about Joshua’s behavior for a while. It all came to a head when Joshua allegedly broke into a locked room that contained a 12-gauge shotgun, shot his mother multiple times, and fled the scene. He was later apprehended by police driving around in his mother’s car.
Roberts told the Detroit News he hopes his nephew was high at the time of the shooting, because it would be the only way to make sense of his sister’s senseless murder.
“He brutally murdered her. It was overkill,” Roberts said.
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