Shreveport mom shoots son in moving car; claims she was kidnapped

Dora Blake of Shreveport fatally shot her son and injured a woman while in a moving vehicle. Photo: CBS News

BOSSIER, La. —Police say a suburban Shreveport woman fatally shot her son while in a moving vehicle, and later claimed she had been kidnapped, reports CBS affiliate KSLA.

Police tell the station 47-year-old Dora Blake was in a car with her son Patrick Hollingsworth, 22, and another woman Sunday night after visiting a casino near Shreveport to celebrate Hollingsworth’s birthday. The three were traveling eastbound toward Minden when police say Blake fatally shot her son – who was driving – and shot and injured the other woman, who was riding in the front seat.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the Nissan Sentra crashed into trees, Hollingswoth dead in the driver’s seat and the second victim – who police didn’t identify– suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Bystanders who had pulled over to help told police Blake said she had been kidnapped and managed to shoot her abductors, reports The Shreveport Times.

“None of that made sense, that there was any type of kidnapping,” Bossier Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Bill Davis told the paper.

Police say they’re not sure what prompted the shooting.

Detectives say Blake was highly intoxicated. She’s charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder and is being held on $1 million bond.

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