WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KSDK) - A teenager who was shot by his mother, Laurie Anderson, is in critical condition.
Police say Anderson shot her son Saturday afternoon and then turned the gun on herself. She was found dead in her home by the St. Charles County Regional SWAT Team.
Anderson was a daycare provider. She worked with infants for six years at Kids R Kids daycare center in Wentzville. Her former bosses say Anderson was a dedicated mother who showed no signs of any kind of trouble.
Investigators confirmed Sunday that negotiatiors were brought to Anderson's house after her son was found shot in the yard. They say the woman was inside but never responded. It's not clear if she shot herself before or after police arrived.