Gladys Bloodworth, 64
Gladys Bloodworth, a 64-year-old black woman, was fatally shot Thursday, Oct. 21, in the 12600 block of South Harvard Boulevard in Athens, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Gladys got into an altercation with her husband, John Bloodworth, at their home at about 2:30 a.m., said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.
The couple's son, Jeremy Bloodworth, a 25-year-old black man, got involved in the fight. At that point, John shot both Gladys and Jeremy, Winter said.
Authorities were called, and mother and son were pronounced dead at the scene. According to coroner’s records, Gladys suffered a gunshot wound to the face, and Jeremy sustained a gunshot wound to the head.
Soon after the shooting, deputies from the L.A. County sheriff's Lennox station, arrested John Bloodworth, a 65-year-old black man. On Monday, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged him with two counts of murder.
His arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 15 at the Inglewood Municipal Court. He currently is being held without bail at the Twin Towers Correctional facility in downtown Los Angeles.
[For the record: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said John Bloodworth was shot in the head.]
— Sarah Ardalani