Mom in jail after son allegedly shoots teen

By: Stephanie Dumm, News Messenger Reporter
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A mother is in jail and her 16-year-old son is on the loose after a shooting Thursday night on First Street. Lincoln police officers responded to the 900 block of First Street at 10:45 p.m., following the report of multiple shots fired, according to Lincoln Police Sgt. Jeff Morse. Upon arrival, officers found a 17-year-old male victim, who had a single gun shot wound to his leg, according to Morse. The victim was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury and released a short time later, according to Morse. Lavada Keen, 37, who is the suspect’s mother, was taken into custody by the Lincoln Police Department and later booked into the Placer County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, and harboring or concealing a felon, police said. This is because prior to the shooting an argument took place outside of the First Street home, between the suspect and the victim, according to police. The shooting suspect “is known to the victim,” according to Morse. Keen allegedly attempted to run down the victim with her vehicle, according to Morse. Keen’s son then shot the victim, Morse said, and the two then fled the scene by vehicle. Police, according to Morse, have not located the shooting suspect and weapon. Keen later returned to the scene, where she was taken into custody Thursday night by police without incident, according to Morse. Keen was still in jail as of press time. The suspect is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 125 pounds, and Caucasian with brown hair, brown eyes, according to Sgt. Brent Craft. The suspect’s name is being withheld because he is a minor, according to Morse. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Det. Jason Maschmeyer at 645-4040.