LAS VEGAS -- A woman charged with shooting her 11-year old son in the head had been investigated twice by Child Protective Services prior to the shooting.
The I-Team obtained a disclosure report that shows there were at least two previous complaints of child abuse or neglect involving the family in this case.
The abuse allegations involving Shavon Carrillo are separated by a dozen years, but the most recent case was opened this year, just three months before the shooting that left 11-year old Israel Carrillo clinging to life in a local hospital.
"Ma'am, I'm going to set your total bail at $1 million," Judge Ann Zimmerman told the defendant during her bail hearing last week.
Shavon Carrillo remains in jail charged with shooting Israel in the head with a rifle on Memorial Day.
According to her arrest report, Shavon told investigators she was planning to kill herself as well and wanted to take her children with her to what she called "a better place." Her brother-in-law wrestled the gun away before anyone else was shot.
"The 11-year old is still in critical condition and is not expected to improve. Whether his condition worsens remains to be seen," prosecutor Robert Daskas said.
If Israel does not survive, his life may end the way it began, at the center of a child abuse investigation.
A disclosure report, obtained by the I-Team, shows that Child Protective Services opened a child abuse investigation involving Israel on July 22, 2002. That is one day after Israel's birth.
Action was taken to protect the child, services were rendered and the case was eventually closed in 2005.
Though the report does not detail the abuse allegations, the fact the investigation began one day after Israel's birth is consistent with cases where children are born with illegal drugs in their system.
Records indicate Carrillo has struggled with drugs over the years. The police report from the shooting says she admitted to detectives she was a methamphetamine user.
Carrillo was convicted of drug possession in 2001, the year before Israel was born. The disclosure report also notes that another neglect allegation was investigated involving Israel's family, this one in February of this year. That is a little more than three months before the shooting.
However, the recent allegation was found to be "unsubstantiated" and the investigation was closed on Valentines Day.
The disclosure report does not say what happened to prompt the investigation this past February. It only reveals that the allegations were found to be "unsubstantiated."
A spokesperson for Child Protective Services says they cannot comment on or provide additional details on the case, because of confidentiality laws.
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