Mother of man in wheelchair killed by police takes plea deal


WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware mother of a wheelchair-bound man who was fatally shot by police has accepted a plea deal related to an attack on a woman she thought made a 911 call about her son.

The News Journal (http://delonline.us/2ab22g6 ) reports that 49-year-old Phyllis McDole pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree burglary. In exchange, the state dropped assault, conspiracy, and terroristic threatening charges.

Police say officers fatally shot 28-year-old Jeremy McDole in September after he ignored commands to drop his weapon and reached toward his waist. The officers were responding to a 911 call about a man who had shot himself and was still armed.

Police say days later, Phyllis McDole and five others looking for the caller punched and threatened a woman. Police say that woman wasn’t the 911 caller.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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