Enid police said 50-year-old Glen Gragg shot his mother early Wednesday and is now behind bars.
In the 911 call Gragg identified himself as the woman’s son and admitted to shooting her multiple times.
Melva Gragg was found shot inside their home. A helicopter rushed her to OU Health in Oklahoma City.
Melva: Call 911!!
Glen: I tried to kill my mother.
911 Dispatch: You tried to kill your mother?
The mother cried out for help after police said her son shot her. It happened just after midnight on Wednesday.
“Why did you do this?” said Melva in the 911 call.
“She was bleeding and walking throughout the house. When officers arrived, it was evident that he had been drinking for some time,” said Cass Rains with the Enid Police Department.
Officers found 78-year-old Melva with multiple gunshot wounds in her house. Her son told officers he had been drinking throughout the day.
911 Dispatch: Where did you shoot her?
Glen: I shot her in the head…in the stomach. It was both.
“It was an unusual 911 call,” said Rains.
The police report said Glen called his mother “mentally insane” and he “was trying to put her out of her misery.”
911 Dispatch: I have sent help, OK? I need you to unlock the door for me. Where is the gun now?
Glen: It is in the bedroom.
He told police, “He just snapped” and shot her with a black .22 caliber revolver. Police said Glen has a record, including pleading guilty to assault and battery on an officer in 2018.
“Gragg was booked into the Garfield County Detention Facility on complaints of shooting with intent to kill, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and possession of a firearm while intoxicated,” said Rains.
Investigators said they still have more interviews to conduct but for right now Melva is stable in the hospital.