APD: Woman charged in shooting that left son with life-threatening injuries

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police have charged a woman for a shooting at her home that left her 7-year-old son with life-threatening injuries.

Albuquerque police officers booked 27-year-old Davona Chavez into the Metro Detention Center overnight.

Chavez is accused of firing shots at her boyfriend during an argument early Thursday morning in southwest Albuquerque.

The gunfire also struck her son, critically wounding him.

The argument began when Chavez and her boyfriend argued on her way home from work. When they arrived home, she said he turned violent, prompting her to hide in a small, dark bedroom with some relatives, including kids.

After having her cousin get two guns from her car, Chavez told her boyfriend not to enter the room or else she would call the police. She also reportedly threatened to shoot him if he touched her cousin.

The boyfriend left the room but came walking back toward her. That is when she opened fire and shot him in the leg.

Chavez then noticed her son was shot, prompting her to give him aid. Paramedics then rushed him to the hospital where his in critical condition.

Chavez also faces a drug trafficking charge. Detectives allege they found “a large amount” of illegal drugs and cash, which Chavez allegedly said was hers.