Charges approved for mother of two children shot in Dayton

Claudena Helton mugshot/Montgomery County Jail

DAYTON, OH (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said charges have been filed against the mother of the two children shot Thursday.

Claudena Helton, 30 has been charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder and four counts of felonious assault.

Claudena Helton mugshot/Montgomery County Jail

Helton was booked into the Montgomery County Jail Thursday after police say she shot her eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son in the head.

Helton’s 11-year-old daughter was at their Lori Sue Avenue home when the shooting happened but was not harmed.

Montgomery County Children Services confirmed Friday there is an open case against her. They said they’re now working to see to the welfare of her three children. They can either be placed in foster care or sent to live with a relative. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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