TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman and her 8-year-old son were victims early Thursday of a double murder-suicide. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded at 3 a.m. to a shooting call at Hinton Place in Tuscaloosa. Once there, al.com reports Capt. Jack Kennedy said witnesses reported 34-year-old Darrin Patton Jr. had possibly shot his girlfriend inside the home during a domestic dispute. Authorities could not contact anyone inside the home so the sheriff’s office tactical unit was called to make entry. Once inside, deputies found Derika Shanice McGhee, 29, and her 8-year-old son, Aiden Carter Williams, both dead. Patton, who was not the child’s father, also was dead on the scene.
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Mom, 8-year-old son, shooter dead in Alabama murder-suicide