Parents are accused of covering up shooting their son, 2


Parents are accused of covering up shooting their son, 2, by staging it to appear he was the victim of a drive-by attack

  •  Ryquez Clark, 6, is recovering from injuries he sustained when he was shot
  • Investigators allege his parents attempted to cover up the shooting 
  •  Lucentio Clark, 38, and Tianna Jumper, 20, were arrested Wednesday

The parents of a two-year-old are accused of covering up his shooting by staging it to appear as if he was the victim of a drive-by attack. 

Ryquez Clark is recovering from injuries he sustained when he was shot at his home in North Carolina on May 9. 

Parents Lucentio Clark, 38, and Tianna Jumper, 20, were arrested Wednesday on charges of felony child abuse and neglect with serious bodily injury and obstruction of justice. 

Ryquez Clark, pictured above, is recovering from injuries he sustained when he was shot at his home in North Carolina on May 9

Lucentio Clark, 38

Tianna Jumper, 20

Parents Lucentio Clark, 38, and Tianna Jumper, 20, were arrested Wednesday on charges of felony child abuse and neglect with serious bodily injury and obstruction of justice

Lucentio Clark also faces a count for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

The incident left Clark with severe injuries and he was admitted to hospital in a critical condition. 

Authorities have yet to confirm the events preceding the shooting. A motive is unclear. 

According to the Sheriff’s office, Jumper called 911, telling dispatchers an individual fired bullets into their home. 

Detectives investigating the scene alleged that the drive-by shooting had been staged in a bid to cover up what had really happened. 

The incident left Clark with severe injuries and he was admitted to hospital in a critical condition

The incident left Clark with severe injuries and he was admitted to hospital in a critical condition

According to investigators, only two shots were allegedly fired that morning, one from inside the home and one from outside.  

Clark and Jumper are yet to enter pleas to the charges made against them. 

Clark is being held on $150,000 bond, while Tiana is in custody on a $100,000 bond.

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