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A woman in Carteret Co. may be facing charges after she shot her son for throwing a trash can at her on Sunday around 9:45p in Newport.
The woman is 64-years-old, the son is 36-years-old. Patrice Rippy allegedly had an argument with her son Brian earlier in the day. Brian left the house and returned later that night in a rage. Brian allegedly threw a trash can at his mother and then charged her. Thats when Patrice fired 6 rounds at her son as he ran towards her. She feared Brian would hurt her and her family. Brian was shot once in the head and once in the torso.
He is currently in serious condition. After questioning Patrice and her son, charges will be determined.
Written by Clarke Jones