Chattanooga Police: Mother charged with homicide after shooting daughter's boyfriend

Chattanooga Police: Mother charged with homicide after shooting daughter's boyfriend

February 19th, 2011 by Beth Burger in Local Regional News

A 37-year-old mother is in jail this morning facing a criminal homicide charge after she allegedly shot and killed her daughter's boyfriend after an argument, according to Chattanooga Police Department investigators.

Margaret Harris fled the scene of the shooting Friday night after she fired a pistol and shot the 17-year-old in the abdomen as she was leaving in a vehicle from 1308 N. Orchard Knob.

The 17-year-old, whose name has not been released by authorities pending notification of family members, died from his injuries sometime after midnight.

Detectives learned the shooting took place after a large fight between several women earlier Friday in the 1700 block of Wilson St. The fight

later continued at the house at North Orchard Knob. Harris was arrested at her home after the shooting.

Anyone with any additional information can Chattanooga Police Department by calling Crime Stoppers at 698-3333.