Mom Accused of Helping Son With Drive-By Shooting

And now in parents behaving badly news ... a Utah woman has been accused of facilitating a drive-by shooting for her teenage son. According to police reports, Lisa Egersdorf picked up her 17-year-old son, Damian Garcia, from his Salt Lake City high school on September 22, and then drove him to a convenience store to shoot at some rival gang members.

Yes, apparently there are gangs in Salt Lake City. Who knew? According to a female juvenile witness, Egersdorf asked her son, "Did you get them?" after he fired several shots into an SUV filled with rival gang members.


The girl told police that Garcia had gotten into it with three men inside Granite Connection High School. After administrators broke up the fight, she left with him and two other minors and piled into Egersdorf's car, where Garcia allegedly told his mother, "Mom, they just jumped me."

The charges state that she then replied, "It's all right. We're going to get them."

That's when she drove to 7-Eleven, and witnesses say Garcia leaned out the window of the front passenger seat and fired shots into the victims' vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe. Although it was hit several times, no passengers were injured. Another unoccupied car was hit while the driver was in the store.

The teen was charged as an adult for six counts of discharging a firearm and three counts of aggravated assault. He was also charged with one count of reckless endangerment, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Records show he has previously been committed to a secure facility.

Egersdorf was also charged with six counts of discharging a firearm and three counts of aggravated assault, along with one count of obstructing justice, and three counts of reckless endangerment. Previous court documents show that she pleaded guilty in 2013 to reduced charges of criminal mischief and attempted obstruction of justice, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

What a family. There is absolutely zero excuse for what this young man did, but it's not hard to see how he got where he is. As parents, we are our children's first example of how to live life and be a decent human being. They follow our example to a point, and it's our responsibility to be a good one. Not take them on a drive to shoot rival gang members.

Are you horrified by this mom's alleged actions?


Image via Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

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