Dora Blake

Dora Blake

*A 22-year-old man is dead after his own mother shot him as they drove home from her birthday party, according to reports.

Dora Blake, 47, from Minden, Louisiana, was arrested on a murder charge early Sunday for killing her 22-year-old son, Patrick Hollingsworth, according to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office. She was also charged with attempted murder for injuring another woman sitting in the front of the car.

Authorities say the three were driving on I-20 on Saturday night after visiting a nearby casino, where they were celebrating Blake’s birthday (which was on Sunday).

Police say Blake was drunk, took out her gun and shot the other two from the back seat of the car for unknown reasons, KSLA reported. The vehicle was found crashed into trees around 10.20 p.m. on Saturday. Authorities discovered Hollingsworth dead in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound to his head.

Blake told witnesses that she had been kidnapped and had shot the two other people in the car.

“None of that made sense, that there was any type of kidnapping,” Bossier Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Bill Davis said.

The other woman in the car, who was in her 40s, suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Blake was taken to the hospital for medical observation and was later arrested on the murder charges. She was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on a $1 million bond.