LONG VIEW, NC (WBTV) - A mother had to shoot and kill her own son in what investigators are calling self defense early Friday morning.
Long View police responded to 1st Avenue Place in Long View around 1 a.m. in reference to a shots fired call.
When officers arrived they found 21-year-old Justin Barger shot dead in floor.
"He was trying to kill you?" the 911 dispatcher asked.
"Yes mam," the mother replied. "I'm his mother."
Barger's parents told investigators they had poured out all the alcohol in the house after Barger became drunk.