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North Carolina man accused of fatally shooting his mother

Posted October 15, 2020 8:35 a.m. EDT

— 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.

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.

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