6-year-old boy screamed his mother was trying to kill him as she stabbed him over 25 times before cops shot and killed her
In the 911 call, made around 12.10 pm on October 21, Winston Lee Xavier Brandon, 6, screamed that his mother was trying to kill him. Police arrived on the scene to find Winston covered in blood and his mother, Claudia Nadia Rodriguez, naked on the ground.
HENDERSON, NEVADA: The police released the 911 call and bodycam footage on November 5 of a disturbing incident in Henderson, Nevada detailing how a woman, who had stabbed her six-year-old son 25 times, was shot dead by one of the officers responding to her son's 911 distress call. The incident occurred in the Equestrian on Eastern Apartments in Henderson.
In the 911 call, made around 12.10 pm on October 21, Winston Lee Xavier Brandon, 6, screams that his mother was trying to kill him. Police arrived on the scene to find Winston covered in blood and his mother, Claudia Nadia Rodriguez, naked on the ground. The footage shows Rodriguez, 37, trying to wrestle with the first responding officer, trying to grab his gun, yelling "You got to kill me!". The second officer then entered firing at her multiple times. Taken to the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Winchester after the incident, she succumbed to a gunshot wound to the head.
Winston rushed into emergency surgery at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for stab wounds, is expected to survive. Doctors, to their horror, found that he had been stabbed 25 times by Rodriguez.
With a history of domestic violence, Rodriguez had already been arrested four times between 2015 and 2017 for battery, prior to this incident. Her voice can also be heard on the 911 call as she tells the 911 operator and her son: "They're making us do it. We got to kill each other", while Winston is heard yelling three times: "Please don't hurt me!". Rodriguez was possibly mentally unstable.
Winston's father, Willie Brandon Jr, had sought primary custody of his son in February 2017 stating that Rodriguez had "physically and mentally abused" her two older children from a prior relationship. In December 2017, Brandon Jr and Rodriguez were awarded joint custody, even though Rodriguez had a police record with multiple arrests for domestic abuse. Both responding officers at the scene have been given paid administrative leave as the shooting is being investigated.