Quiana Mann, 44, was shot in the face in her Milwaukee home.
A 10-year-old Wisconsin boy will be charged as an adult after allegedly killing his mother when she wouldn’t allow him to buy an expensive virtual reality headset from Amazon, according to a criminal complaint obtained by PEOPLE.
On Nov. 21, Quiana Mann, 44, was shot in the eye at close range at her Milwaukee home, allegedly by her son, who has not been publicly named due to his age, according to the complaint. The complaint alleges that after the shooting, the boy first tried hiding the gun, and then told his older sister their mother was dead, and the sister called 911.
The child allegedly used Mann’s keys to remove the gun from her locked gun safe at about 7 a.m. on Nov. 21. He allegedly told detectives he’d taken the gun out because he was angry Mann had woken him up 30 minutes early, and because he was upset she would not let him buy the headset from Amazon.
One day after the killing, he logged into his deceased mother’s Amazon account to buy the Oculus Virtual Reality Headset anyway, the complaint alleges.
After the shooting, the child initially told police he’d shot his mom accidentally, per the complaint. He was allowed to stay home with his family at that point. However, the next day, relatives called police with concerns about whether the 10-year-old was telling the truth. According to the complaint, he allegedly later told his aunt he had “actually [been] aiming the gun at his mother.”