Around 5:10 p.m. on Oct. 23, officers responded to Trinity Healthcare Nursing Home in Henlawson, West Virginia, for a reported shooting, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities learned that 44-year-old James Biddell allegedly shot his mother, Tomalene Greene, before fleeing the scene in a silver Chevrolet truck.
Greene suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported via helicopter to Charleston Area Medical Center, officials said. She remains hospitalized in stable condition.
On the way to the nursing home, troopers with the State Police located and stopped Biddell’s vehicle on the highway and he was transported to the Logan Detachment, authorities said.
When talking with police, Biddell confessed to shooting his mother, WSAZ-TV reported.
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Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Johnson told WSAZ-TV, "The way that he explained it to us was that he just drove down, and she looked at him a certain way, and apparently he didn’t like it."
Biddell then reportedly pulled out a gun and “shot her in the chest,” Johnson said.
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He was booked into the Southwestern Regional Jail and charged with attempted murder, malicious wounding and wanton endangerment, authorities said.
He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
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