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Mother allegedly shoots son in Garden District

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UPDATE: 
MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The garden district shooting involving a mother and her grown son is now in the hands of the district attorney. 

District Attorney Jerry Jones will decide whether or not to charge Bettye McKinney, who's accused of shooting her son.

Monroe police say Bettye got in to an argument with Joseph McKinney and shot him in the upper stomach.

This was at a home on K Street in the garden district, where police say Bettye also shot and killed a dog.

Police say it's unclear if she shot the dog on purpose.

Joseph is listed in serious condition tonight and can't be questioned. 

ORIGINAL:
MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police confirm a shooting on K Street in the Garden District.

According to a preliminary investigation and a family member, a mother and son were in a dispute at a home on K Street near North 8th.  The mother allegedly shot her son in the upper stomach/lower chest area, and also shot and killed the family dog.

The suspect is in custody and is currently being questioned by MPD. The victim is in critical condition at a Monroe hospital.

The names of the suspect and victim have not been released by Monroe Police.  Investigators say they are finished at the crime scene.
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