Teenage Son Shields Mom From Bullets
They both survive attack by neighbor
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2014 4:35 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Police say a 19-year-old in Delaware got shot twice after diving in front of his mother to shield her from the bullets, reports NBC Philadelphia. Both survived. Authorities say Roderick Buckworth and his mother, Patricia, were in their apartment in Pine Creek when a downstairs neighbor burst through the door and opened fire. With Patricia sleeping in her bedroom, Roderick ran into the room, shoved a dresser against the door, and then dove in front of his mother, reports the Delaware News Journal.

He took two bullets, and his mother was shot once, and both are now recovering. They both escaped the apartment when the gunman stopped firing, and the shooter killed himself before officers arrived, say police. The Buckworths say they didn't know the neighbor and have no idea why he attacked them. "He saved his mother's life," a family friend says of Roderick. "He's a hero."

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dennis
Jun 14, 2014 10:29 PM CDT
A strong love for his mother,
Who_Cares
Jun 13, 2014 10:27 AM CDT
It used to be that if you don't offend you don't have to defend yourself. It seems that we have more and more wacko's out there, so called ticking bombs.
Outrageous
Jun 13, 2014 9:03 AM CDT
Here's one mom that's happy to have her boy still living with her at 19.