Rancho Cucamonga woman allegedly tells child to “grab a shotgun” when police arrive for welfare check

Rancho Cucamonga woman allegedly tells child to “grab a shotgun” when police arrive for welfare check

A Rancho Cucamonga mom is arrested after allegedly telling her 9-year-old son to grab a shotgun and refusing to allow police to come inside for a welfare check of the home’s residents.

The suspect, 29-year-old Brittany Coney, was arrested for child endangerment. Her children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services after her residence “was found to be unsanitary, without adequate food, and uninhabitable,” according to Rancho Cucamonga police.

Officers were initially alerted to a male and female arguing at a residence in the 11000 block of 5th street around 1 a.m. on July 7th. When they arrived, Coney refused to let them in to check on the people inside the residence. Instead, “Coney directed her 9-year-old son to grab a shotgun from inside her residence,” said police. The child did as he was told and came toward her and the officers with a loaded shotgun. “For the safety of the juveniles, deputies quickly withdrew from the situation, preventing a lethal encounter.”

Coney was eventually arrested with assistance from deputies from the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division. A search of the residence revealed the loaded shotgun.

Rancho Cucamonga woman allegedly tells child to “grab a shotgun” when police arrive for welfare check was last modified: July 18th, 2022 by admin
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