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Mother Shoots, Kills Teenage Son After Argument, Police Say

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    A woman has been charged with killing her 17-year-old son after they got into an argument, police say. Prince George's County prosecutors say it's an example of how family violence is changing. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 24, 2017)

    Police say a mother shot and killed her teenage son after they got into an argument Thursday night. 

    Officers were called to the 6200 block of Buckler Road in Clinton, Maryland, about 9 p.m. When they arrived, they found 17-year-old Christopher Perry suffering from a gunshot wound. 

    He died at the hospital a short time later. 

    According to court documents, Perry and his mother, 48-year-old Angelique Chase, got into an argument that progressed to a physical struggle prior to the shooting. 

    A family member separated Perry and Chase, but Chase told the relative to leave them and go to the basement of the house. When the family member was in the basement, he heard a "loud bang," according to the court documents.

    Chase was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and assault. She admitted to shooting Perry in an interview with police, court documents said. 

    She is being held on a no-bond status.