Phenix City shooting victim’s son found dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say

PHENIX CITY, Ala — Phenix City police investigate an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday after a man was found shot in the head inside the murder victim’s car. Police confirm the man was the victim’s son.

A press release by the department says 28-year-old Arthur Lee Nelson Jr. was found inside his mother’s car with a gunshot wound to his head at 6:45 p.m. in Henry County, Georgia. Police say the shot appears to be self-inflicted.

Nelson was a suspect in his mother’s murder. Police issued a be-on-the-lookout notice for Nelson after his mother 58-year-old Victoria Nelson was found shot inside her apartment in The Gardens Apartments complex.

Witnesses say Arthur Nelson Jr. was seen leaving the apartment immediately after the shooting in his mother’s red 2013 Cadillac SRX.

A gun believed to be used in both killings was found on Arthur’s body. Police say the case remains under investigation.

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