Son shoots, kills mom, then awaits arrest, police say

Published 9:52 pm Sunday, October 11, 2020

A son has been charged in the shooting death of his mother in her Mississippi home, authorities said.

Darrell Harper shot his mother after they argued early Saturday morning inside a Jackson home, police said.

Mary Harper, 59, died shortly after the shooting, police said.

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Her son stayed at the home and was arrested when officers arrived, authorities said.

Darrell Harper was charged with murder. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.

Mary Harper’s death was the 98th homicide in Jackson in 2020, news outlets reported.