Man arrested after admitting to shooting his mother

(WBIR) A Claiborne County man was arrested Friday evening after he admitted to shooting his mother at their home.

The Claiborne County Sheriff's Office said Charles Shaw, 27, called 911 Friday evening to say he shot his mother and locked himself in the bathroom.

Shaw remained on the phone until officers arrived and he exited the house in the Cave Springs Community to turn himself in.

Once Shaw was in custody, officers cleared the scene and paramedics found his mother with a gunshot wound to the face and neck.

She was taken to Claiborne County Emergency Room and eventually transferred to UT Medical Center.

Authorities said Shaw is being held in the Claiborne County Jail on a charge of attempted first degree murder.

Friday night's shooting reportedly happened at 1764 North Riverside Road in Tazewell. The Claiborne County Sheriff's Office said it's believed that Charles Shaw lives at that residence with his parents.


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