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Mother Accused Of Killing 7-Year-Old Disabled Son Before Attempting Suicide

Tashina Aleine Jordan is the only suspect in the shooting death of her son Mason, police say. 

By Jon Silman

A woman in Oregon is accused of fatally shooting her disabled 7-year-old son and then trying to commit suicide, authorities say. 

Tashina Aleine Jordan, 28, from Bend, allegedly shot her son on Monday, according to KTVZ in Central Oregon. She was in the hospital on Wednesday recovering from an overdose from her apparent suicide attempt, police said.

A family member in the house called 911 around shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday after they found Jordan unconscious, according police. Rescue workers treated her and brought her to a hospital where police say she's suffering from a life-threatening condition.

When they came to the house, they also found her son Mason with a fatal gunshot injury.

"Evidence present, to include notes left at the scene, led the investigators to believe that Tashina is a suspect in the shooting of her child," Bend Police Lt. Clint Burleigh told KTVZ.

He also said police don't yet have a motive in the killing, but they're investigating.

"Through a tragedy like this there's still a lot of questions that need to be answered and that's what we're working on," he said.

Mason suffered from cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, and was severely disabled and confined to a wheelchair, according to a profile on Sparrow Clubs, an organization that helps children suffering from disabilities.

Through the organization, students raised money for Mason's living expenses, according to The Bulletin in Bend.

He's had numerous surgeries and was blind in one eye. He described as a happy little boy with the greatest laugh.

In 2016, KTVZ interviewed Jordan about how she raised money to get then 4-year-old Jordan a custom bike, worth $4,000.

At the time, she said the bike would "give him the ability to be a child -- I mean, every child needs a bike. It'll give him so much independence."

[Photo: AP]