Brothers arrested after accidental shooting of their mother

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Police believe the shooting Friday night was accidental.

But the drama leading up to it, wasn’t.

Two men have been arrested after a domestic dispute in Dalton that lead to the accidental shooting.

One of the suspect’s fiancee was upset that he was at a party, drinking and talking to other women.

Leonardo Rivera and his brother, Alonso argued back.

Witnesses say the brother threatened to hit her, so the couple went into a separate room to continue their argument.

She says he picked up a gun and held it to her head.

That’s when the the brother’s mother, Josefina Suarez came in and started fighting for the gun.

During the fight, the gun went off and the bullet hit the mom in her abdomen.

The young woman then says Alonso came in punched her in the face and kicked her in the stomach.

She is 3 months pregnant.

The brothers then fled the house.

Both were found by police at their homes later that night.

21 year old Leonardo has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault (family violence), terroristic threats and acts, and reckless conduct.

26 year old Alonso was charged with battery, battery against an unborn child, and reckless conduct.

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