A 22-year-old man was arguing with his mom as they put groceries away when he shot and killed her, according to police in Missouri.
Authorities say Tony Martin Jr. had been carrying a gun around their home on Sept. 21 — the same day of the fatal argument, according to a news release from the St. Louis County Police Department.
Sometime during the argument, Christy Martin touched her son’s arm, trying to get him to turn around, police said in a probable cause statement.
But when he turned around, police say he shot his 50-year-old mom once in her chest.
Police officers were called to the Northwoods home at about 10:45 a.m., and they found Christy Martin dead at the scene.
Officers seized the weapon, a shell casing and one projectile, according to the news release.
Tony Martin Jr. was arrested and faces charges of second-degree homicide and armed criminal action, police said. He’s being held on $250,000 cash only, no 10% bond.
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