Elderly woman fatally shoots son in self-defense during domestic dispute

revolverAn elderly woman in Ballwin, Mo. is recovering from a knife wound and her son has been fatally shot after a domestic dispute in the early morning hours on Thursday.

According to a report by FOX2, the incident happened around 1:00 a.m. in the normally quiet neighborhood, located about 25 miles west of St. Louis. Although it’s not currently known what led up to the altercation, the 81-year-old mother states that her son, who lives with her at the home, attacked her with a large knife. When he came at her for a second time, she shot him in the chest, and then called 911.

When police arrived on the scene they found the mother had been stabbed in the hand. They also found her 41-year-old son with two gunshot wounds to the chest. Both were transported to a local hospital, where the mother was …



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