The woman identified as Dora Blake, 47, (pictured above) from Minden, Louisiana, reportedly shot her own son dead as he drove her from a casino where they had been celebrating her birthday
Authorities say the three were driving on I-20 on Saturday night after visiting a nearby casino while out celebrating Blake's birthday, which was on Sunday. Police said the woman was drunk, took out her gun and shot the other two from the back seat of the car for unknown reasons, KSLA reported.
Dora Blake, was arrested on a murder charge early on Sunday for killing her 22-year-old son, Patrick Hollingsworth, according to the Bossier Sheriff's Office. She was also charged with attempted murder for injuring another woman sitting in the front of the car.
The car was found crashed into trees around 10.20 p.m. on Saturday. Hollingsworth was found dead in the driver's seat with a gunshot wound to his head. Blake told witnesses that she had been kidnapped and had shot the two other people in the car.
"None of that made sense, that there was any type of kidnapping," Bossier Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Bill Davis said.
The other woman in the car, who was in her 40s, suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Blake was taken to the hospital for medical observation and was later arrested on the murder charges. She was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on a $1 million bond. No attorney is listed.
Police are still investigating.