Mom shoots at daughter’s evening date

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 3, 2009

NATCHEZ — Hell has no fury like a mother who thinks her daughter’s honor has been tarnished.

Adams County sheriff’s deputies responded to an incident on Upper Kingston Road in which shots were fired Wednesday.

A 35-year-old male was dropping a 31-year-old female date at her mother’s residence after the couple was out all night, when the woman’s 50-year-old mother reportedly began to verbally assault him, Sheriff Ronny Brown said.

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“The mother came out and cussed him and took a pistol and, he says, shot three times at him,” Brown said.

Deputies spoke to the 50-year-old woman, who reportedly claimed she discharged the firearm into the air, Brown said.

The man’s car had a bullet hole in it, and he told the ACSO he wants to file charges but has not done so yet, Brown said.

Names were not released in the incident because no charges have been filed, Brown said.