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Son Kills Mother After Disagreement Over Taking Out The Trash

Last updated on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - A man shot and killed his mother during a disagreement about taking out the trash, police said.

RTV6 reports,officers were called to a home in the 6000 block of Nolte Street just after 4 p.m. Monday.

They found Paula Day, 54, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We think it was a dispute about trash, whether taking it out or getting it from the location, between the mother and the son, the son then shot the mother multiple times, fatally wounding her," said Indianapolis police spokesman Officer Kendale Adams.

Day's son, Eric Bowman, 36, then drove into Morgan County, where he led authorities on a short chase before he was shot in the leg by the Brooklyn town marshal, authorities said.

Bowman was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said Bowman does not have a previous criminal record.

Neighbors were shocked by the violence.

"I feel so bad for her (Day's mother). She's an older lady, has been very nice and has been a good neighbor since we've lived here," said neighbor Peggy Murphy.

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