Oregon woman kills disabled 7-year-old son before attempting suicide, police say

The police says that the Tashina Aleine Jordan (left) fatally shot her severely disabled 7-year-old son Mason (on the right) and then tried to commit suicide after years spent caring for her child.


The police in Oregon said a woman allegedly shot and killed her disabled 7-year-old son before attempting suicide by a drug overdose.

The woman was recovering in the hospital Wednesday; enforcement of the law is not elaborate on a possible arrest.

Bend Police responded to a call around 5:45 a.m. Monday, a woman was found unconscious in her home by a family member. First responders identified the woman as 28-year-old Tashina Aleine Jordan. – Bend Police are conducting a Death Investigation at SW Corner residence is Updated 8/21 in 1507 (Photo)

— CityBendPoliceDept (@BendCityPolice) August 21, 2018

She was rushed to the hospital, where, at the time, she was suffering from “a life-threatening situation,” police said.

Researchers in the house later found the body of 7-year-old Mason Jordan, who was pronounced dead at the scene of an apparent “gunshot wound.”

The police said notes left at the scene led investigators to believe that the Jordan “is a suspect in the shooting of her child.”

The woman was the primary carer of her son, who suffered brain bleeds as a child and lapsed into a coma before generating. He was not able to feed, bathe or dress himself and uses a wheelchair, said Dianna Hansen, a friend of the family. Jordan lived with her mother to make ends meet, said Hansen, the executive director of the Central Oregon Disability Support Network.

A fundraising page raised thousands of dollars for the boy’s funeral expenses by the Wednesday night.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said Wednesday that Jordan is still clinging to life, KTVZ reported.

Mason had cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus and required multiple operations, including two or three so far this year, but always seemed happy, Hansen said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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