DALLAS - A 15-year-old is facing a capital murder charge after police said he confessed to shooting and killing his mother.
Dallas police said their investigation started with an abandoned child call just after 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
A 2-year-old was dropped off at her great-grandparent’s home by someone.
The child was supposed to be with her grandmother, so officers went to check her house.
That's where they found 47-year-old Aime Salinas-Alvarado dead with a gunshot wound to the head.
Investigators found that her 15-year-old son had shot and killed her, before taking the 2-year-old to her great-grandparent’s house.
The teen was arrested by Dallas PD officers without incident, and police said he gave a full confession to a detective.
He was taken to a detention facility, where he will be charged with capital murder.