North Carolina Man Shoots Mother at a Salon, Critically Injuring Her

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
January 14, 2016 Updated: January 14, 2016

A North Carolina woman is in critical condition after she was shot in the head by her son on Thursday inside of a salon, police said.

Her son was taken into custody, police said. The suspect, who has not been identified, shot his mother in the face near D’aviance Spa in the Fayetteville’s Showroom Square shopping center.

After he returned to the scene of the crime as his mother, who reportedly owned the salon and is known as “Miss Dee,” was receiving first aid treatment. Police officers took him into custody for questioning.

“We don’t know the reason, we don’t know the motive at this point but we do have the individual who we believe committed the crime in custody. We also have his vehicle and we also believe we have the weapon that was used to commit the crime,” Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock told WRAL-TV.

Medlock added the incident “happened very quickly” before adding that “we don’t know the reason, we don’t know the motive at this point,” reported

Several customers were inside the business when the shooting took place, Medlock added.

Diondra McKenzie said she was a customer at the salon.

“How could you do that to your own mother and not feel any kind of remorse or any kind of…anything? You don’t have any feelings?” McKenzie told ABC-11.

“She was asking me to help her and then she just didn’t want to die. ‘promise me, I’m not going to die. I don’t want to die.’ “