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North Carolina man accused of fatally shooting his mother

October 15, 2020 GMT

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been accused of fatally shooting his mother during a domestic dispute.

The victim was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday morning at a residence in Taylorsville, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. She died before she arrived at a hospital.

Deputies who received information that the suspect had left the scene of the shooting in a vehicle started pursuing him. A chase ensued but Christopher Lee Brown, 36, was later arrested after his car came to a stop, the release said.

Authorities said he had with a gun in his possession when he was arrested.

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Brown has been charged with first degree murder and is being held without bond. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.