Note to the media: Stop spreading the blame around like peanut butter. Whether this couple had a "disagreeement" or were merely passing the time of day is irrelevant. What's relevant is that dad CHARLES MCBRIDE "allegedly" fired a shot at the mother and their child as they were driving away. Let's focus on who did what to whom. On who acted in a criminal way. Not irrelevant details, like who used what words in what tone of voice. Abusers always like to focus on these perceived "injustices" or acts of "disrespect" towards them. That way, they can continue to minimize or deny their actual criminal behavior. Unfortunately, more often than not, the media falls into the perpetrator's point of view without even realizing it.
Mother and child shot at, child's father arrested
Submitted by Alisa Thomas, Digital Media Manager
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, 6:20am
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport mother and child were reportedly shot at early Wednesday morning by the child's father, following a disagreement.
The shooting reportedly happened around 1 a.m. in the 400 block of Choctaw St.,in Shreveport's Cherokee Park neighborhood, but the victim was found at a nearby gas station on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and North Market St.
According to police, the suspect, Charles McBride fired a single shot at his baby's mother, Nefeteria Wallace as she was driving away from the suspect's home.
The bullet reportedly shattered her car window, Wallace was hit in the upper arm by a bullet fragment. Wallace was treated at the gas station. She is expected to be okay. The child was not harmed.
Police took McBride into custody. No word on charges.