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Jeremy Edwin Bloodworth, 25

Jeremy Bloodworth, a 25-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Oct. 21, in the 12600 block of South Harvard Boulevard in Athens, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Jeremy’s parents, Gladys and John Bloodworth, got into an altercation with each other at their home at about 2:30 a.m., said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.

Jeremy Bloodworth got involved in the fight, and John shot him and Gladys, Winter said.

Authorities were called, and mother and son were pronounced dead at the scene. According to coroner’s records, Gladys, a 64-year-old black woman, suffered a gunshot wound to the face, and Jeremy sustained a shot to the head.

Soon afterward, deputies from the L.A. County sheriff's Lennox station, arrested John Bloodworth, a 65-year-old black man. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged Bloodsworth on Monday with two counts of murder.

His arraignment is scheduled 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

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