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Father accused of shooting son

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A father is charged with murder after witnesses told Warren county deputies that he shot and killed his son.  64 year old Winifred Allen appeared before a judge this morning and had bond set at 250 thousand dollars.

Late Thursday afternoon deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call to 1254 Dillon Ridge Road just north of Vicksburg. There, they found the body 36 year old Gerald Allen. He appeared to have been shot several times.

Sheriff Martin Pace says the father and son had argued earlier in the day and exchanged text messages. Gerald Allen drove to Dillon Ridge Road where his father was visiting a friend.

Pace says when the younger Allen stepped out of his vehicle his father shot him with a 9 millimeter handgun that belongs to the unidentified homeowner. That homeowner has not been charged in connection with the deadly shooting. 

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