Police: Mother shoots, kills son during dispute at Ballwin home

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 4:20 PM

(KMOV.com) – Police say an elderly woman shot and killed her son during a domestic dispute at a home in Ballwin Thursday morning.

According to police, officers responded to a domestic abuse call at a home in the 700 block of Clayworth around 1:05 a.m.

Police said upon their arrival, officers discovered 81-year-old Johanna Walker had shot her 41-year-old son, Brian Walker, twice in the chest.

According to police, Johanna told officers that Brian had initially attacked her with a large knife. She said when he came at her a second time, she shot him.

Brian Walker was transported to the hospital, where he died about an hour later.

Police said Johanna suffered a knife wound to the hand and was being treated at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, a large fixed-blade knife and a revolver were seized from the residence. 

It was not immediately clear if charges would be filed.

 

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