5-Year-Old Gives Mother Gun While She Is Being Attacked By Ex-Husband

Children protect mom from alleged attacker, 5-year-old grabs gun, gives to mom

Police said that Derek Martin broke into his ex-wife’s home Thursday afternoon. They said that he started choking her in front of her four children when their 8-year-old daughter starting hitting her father and the couple’s 5-year-old ran to get  a gun, KPRC reported

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The child handed the firearm to the mother, who police said, shot Martin in the arm.

Martin was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released. He faces felony charges of assault and violating a protective order, KPRC reported

Officials did not release the condition of Martin’s former wife. The four children, aged 8, 5, 2 and 1, were not hurt, KPRC reported.

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