Son Suspected Of Killing Mother, Injuring Father

PINE KNOT, Ky. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old Eastern Kentucky man is the primary suspect in a shooting that left his mother dead and his father critically injured.

Dustin Cordell of Pine Knot is being held in a jail in Campbell County, Tennessee, where he was arrested after a high-speed pursuit by Kentucky State Police crossed state lines. Police say charges are pending.

State Trooper Don Trosper says 55-year-old Anthony Cordell called 911 early Thursday to report that his wife Kandi Cordell was shot in the head. Trosper says Anthony Cordell suffered a gunshot wound to the head during the call.

Trosper says the father later identified his son as the shooter.

Trosper says investigators have not determined a motive.

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