A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for shooting his mother dead in their Bronx apartment on Wednesday and tossing her body on the street like a piece of trash afterwards, the New York Daily News reports.
He was charged with murder, manslaughter and gun possession charges.
Darwin Jackson was taken into New York Police Department custody after he identified his mother’s body and spitting on the ground, according to witnesses at the crime scene. “He said, ‘Oh my God, that’s my mom,’ and he spit and walked away,” neighbor Sonia Carrion told the Daily News. “He actually spit.”
Jackson was calm at the sight of his dead mother while his 7-year-old sister, Ashley, was “hysterical,” according to witnesses at the scene. The teen reportedly shot his mother, Tihesha Savage, 34, during an argument over his late nights out of the house, according to a report by the New York Post.
He then allegedly folded his mother’s body into a bin and dragged it down several flights of stairs from their fourth-floor apartment. A trail of blood was reportedly found from the apartment to the dumpster where the body was eventually found.