Kentucky woman fatally shoots son on New Year’s Day


JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (AP)- Authorities say a Kentucky woman has fatally shot her adult son. News outlets report the shooting occurred on New Year’s Day at a home near Nicholasville.

Jessamine County Sheriff’s Lt. Anthony Purcell said the mother called 911 after the shooting and told deputies the act was self-defense. Purcell said 30-year-old James Davis was shot in the head and taken to a hospital, where he died.

The woman was questioned and released by the sheriff’s department. Purcell said no charges have been filed, but detectives continue to investigate.

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(This story was originally published on Jan. 2, 2020)

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