15 Year-Old Arrested For Attempted First Degree Murder

Clayton Police have arrested a 15-year-old girl after attempting to shoot her mother with her father’s gun in their home early this morning (Sunday). The mother was not harmed.

Officers were initially called to a home in the Garrison neighborhood off Amelia Church Road just after 8 this morning.  A friend called 911 asking for a welfare check.

When officers arrived they were able to talk to the young woman, as well as her mother and father. According to interviews, the parents say they were sleeping this morning, when the father got up to use the restroom.  The mother, sleeping in her bed, said she awoke to a loud noise and saw her daughter standing at the foot of her bed.  The daughter then ran from the room, according to the parents.

Officers discovered a bullet hole in the mattress close to where the mother had been sleeping and found the father’s handgun, which is normally kept in a holster by the side of his bed, hidden in the home.

Tonight officers are continuing to collect evidence and their investigation is still continuing. The young woman, whose name cannot be released because of her age, is being held in Wake County Juvenile Detention Center.