A Marion County man faces a charge of attempted murder after he admitted to deputies he shot his mother.
Eighteen-year-old Paul Nunley III was taken into custody Friday after Marion County deputies were called to a home on Bennett Lake Road, according to a news release.
That's where they found Nunley's mother, Carolyn Sue Henry, with what appeared to a severe wound to her head.
Marion County Sheriff's Office Detectives and a TBI agent arrived to process the scene, where they found numerous shell casings and vehicle riddled with bullet holes.
They also found an AR-15 rifle used in the shooting.
Deputies say that the shooting apparently occurred after a domestic altercation, and Henry attempted to leave in a vehicle.
Nunley was interviewed and booked into the Marion County Jail, charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder.
No bond has been set.
Nunley's mother is said to be in an area hospital in Intensive Care Unit.
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