Blount Co. SO: Man shot, killed by grandmother

Published: Mar. 15, 2018 at 2:41 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2018 at 12:22 PM CDT
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BLOUNTSVILLE, AL (WBRC) - Blount Co. authorities have confirmed that a grandmother is accused of killing her grandson Wednesday night.

Blount County Sheriff's Office Operations Commander Tim Kent tells WBRC that 28-year-old Daniel Wesley Dorning was shot and killed when his grandmother went to check on him while he was camping on Adams Road in Blountsville. Kent saysDorning attacked his grandmother, prompting her to shoot him.

Dorning may have been suffering from mental health issues, Kent said.

The sheriff's office will send all evidence to the grand jury to determine if charges will be found against the grandmother.

We will update this story when more information becomes available.

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