Merryville man accused of killing mother arrested for first-degree murder

Merryville man accused of killing mother arrested for first-degree murder
John Cooper, 45, has been arrested in the shooting death of his 74-year-old mother, Linda Cooper. (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A 45-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of his 74-year-old mother.

John Cooper also fired shots at his father, but his father was not injured, according to information from Chief Deputy Joe Toler, with the Beaurgard Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting on Buxton Loop happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Responding deputies found Linda Cooper shot in the head, Toler said. The shooting was the result of a domestic dispute between mother and son.

John Cooper was arrested for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Bond has not yet been set.

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