Mom involved in Grant Co. shooting previously dealt with drug addiction
8-year-old, mother still in critical condition after shooting in Montfort
MADISON, Wis. — The mother involved in a shooting in Grant County Friday afternoon was the topic of a news story about overcoming addiction in Tulsa earlier this year.
Sheriff Nate Dreckman said deputies responded to a 911 call of gunshot wounds inside 305 E. Main St. in Montfort after 3 p.m. Friday and found three victims inside the residence. Two of those victims were children.
Jaxon Slaight, 6, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Dreckman. His brother, 8-year-old Joseph, and his mother, Morgan, 27, were both injured and taken by Med Flight to UW Hospital.
The case is being investigated as a homicide. Dreckman said deputies have not ruled out a murder-suicide, but are keeping all possibilities open as they continue to gather evidence.
Dreckman also said drugs were not involved in the Friday night incident.
Morgan and Tyler Slaight had previously battled a drug addiction, but started over in April thanks to a Tulsa church group, according to CBS affiliate KOTV.
In April KOTV reported that Tyler and Morgan Slaight got a second chance thanks to a local church group that helped them get a home of their own.
Tyler and Morgan battled a methamphetamine addiction, which made them lose everything, including their children, KOTV reported. But thanks to volunteers from Bethany Free Will Baptist Church, they moved into a north Tulsa neighborhood in April.