The mother of Jeremy “Bam” McDole, the wheelchair-bound man who was fatally shot by Delaware police officers last week, was arrested for attacking the person she believes called the authorities on her son.
Along with five others, Phyllis McDole, 48, went to the woman’s home and attacked her, leaving the assault victim with two black eyes, a cut lip, and scratches. Wilmington Police concluded the woman beaten was not the 911 caller, according to the Huffington Post.
Delaware Online reports:
Police say McDole, accompanied by five unidentified people, three women and two men, went to the woman’s home on Lancaster Avenue Friday between 7:30 and 8 p.m., punching and threatening the woman after she answered the front door.
According to court documents, as McDole punched the resident, she said, “Bitch, you got my son killed. You are the one that called the cops. You got my son shot and you gonna die like my son died.”
McDole, 28, was killed by four police officers on Sept. 23 after they received a 911 call claiming he shot himself and was still armed. Graphic video showing the Delaware native being shot a total of ten times was subsequently released.
The mother of McDole was charged with second-degree burglary, terroristic threatening, third-degree assault, and third-degree conspiracy. She was released on a $10,000 bond.
“Intimidation or assaults on those cooperating with the police and innocent victims will not be tolerated,” said city spokeswoman Alexandra Coppadge. “The many recent arrests and significantly increased homicide clearance rate are attributed to strengthened police and community relations, as members of the community are now coming forward to take a stand against violent crime occurring in the City of Wilmington. It is important citizens continue to feel safe and comfortable coming forward, as the police department and other law enforcement agencies work to maintain this collaborative effort with the community.”
Police are still hunting for the others who were with McDole at the time of the assault.
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