PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md: (Reform Sasscer) – A Clinton, Maryland father who was shot by his own son (a Prince George’s county public schools (PGCPS) student) is speaking out from the hospital bed. Prince George’s County Police say the 15-year-old shooter is now behind bars after killing his mom and brother inside their own home.
Reform Sasscer secretariat spoke exclusively with the suspect’s dad, James Oxley, on the phone after he got out of surgery. Mr. Oxley says his son shot him twice in his forearm and right side of his stomach.
“I just heard these Boom, Boom and I thought it was the TV and I look to my right and I noticed my son advancing while shooting my wife across the room then he shot my 8-year-old then. I realized what was happening, and I jumped up to confront him, and he turned the gun and shot me twice,” said Oxley. “I saw the gun went empty, and he threw it down, and I chased him to the front door and I grabbed him, but I couldn’t grab my right hand because it was broken.”
Mr. Oxley is a United States Army Reserve member, real estate agent and pastor.
He says when his son ran out the door, he dialed 911 and tried to render aid to his wife, 44-year-old Taledia Oxley, and son, 8-year-old Asa Oxley, but they didn’t make it.
A neighbor gave the press a surveillance video showing when Prince George’s County Police found the 15-year-old suspect in the neighborhood after the deadly shooting that happened just before 6 p.m. on Wendy Street in Clinton, Maryland.
Mr. Oxley says his two-year-old daughter was asleep on the floor while the violence was unfolding and his 19-year-old son was upstairs in his room. Both of them are alive and staying with their grandma.
Mr. Oxley says his son’s name is Israel Oxley and he is a student at Frederick Douglass High School. Police have charged him with first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree attempted murder and other related charges.
Neighbors like Myra Marquez say it just shows you never know what’s going on behind closed doors.
“They were actually really good people, they really stayed to themselves. You didn’t hear a lot from them. The kids were not rambunctious running through the neighborhood, so it’s just unfortunate that this happened. I know they have a long road ahead of them,” said Marquez.
Police are still investigating the motive as to why this 15-year-old allegedly turned violent on his own family.
Mr. Oxley tells the press that back in October 2021, his son threatened to kill him with a knife and officers responded to the home. After that, his son was sent to stay with his grandma.
They just let him move back home again after Thanksgiving with restrictions such as limiting his cell phone and internet use. His father thinks that made his teenager was upset and on top of that, he adds his son was hanging out with the wrong crowd.
“These drugs that these kids are getting on is getting on their state of mind, their social media, they’re hanging out with their friends. If there’s an issue, get it addressed right away. I mean, we tried to get it addressed right away, but didn’t seem like we could get the right help,” said Oxley.
Mr. Oxley says the gun used in the domestic tragedy was registered to him. He forgives his son but wants him to be held responsible.
Yesterday, another PGCPS student was shot and killed. A 15-year-old girl and a student in Prince George’s county public schools (PGCPS) was arrested and charged with manslaughter and related charges in what authorities say was an accidental fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy, Prince George’s County police said Thursday.
At least 10 juveniles were killed last year in Prince George’s County, Maryland which was the worst year for teen violence since 2008.
County Executive Alsobrooks has implored the community to come together to “disrupt the cycle of violence that is growing again.”
According to Alsobrooks, for example, there have been 162 carjackings in Prince George’s County. She acknowledged on or around Tuesday January 11th and said that juveniles are responsible for 96 of them.
“And so this tells us a lot about where we’re headed. And we must do something right now to disrupt it,” Alsobrooks said.
Dr. Monica Goldson a CEO for PGCPS who was selected through public corruption has never spoken publicly about the out of control fights and public corruption sweeping quietly through the school system. These willful violations include closing down schools ready for real estate option, paying off lawyers, siphoning money off to friends and family etc. Prince George’s county citizens must raise up and demand answers without delay. These out of control fights and other purposeful disregard are not fair to county residents, their families and United States. It’s time for Dr. Monica Goldson “Goldson” to go!