Phenix City mother, son dead following murder-suicide

Phenix City mother, son dead following murder-suicide

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – The Phenix City Police Department has identified the man connected to the homicide of a Phenix City woman, 58-year-old Victoria Nelson, on Stadium Drive on Tuesday.

A murder warrant was issued for Victoria Nelson's son, 28-year-old Arthur Lester Nelson Jr.

Arthur Nelson, Jr. was seen by witnesses leaving the scene immediately after the shooting in his mother's red 2013 Cadillac SRX.

Victoria Nelson's car was located by the Henry County Police Department in Henry County, GA at approximately 6:45pm on Tuesday.

The vehicle was occupied by Arthur Nelson Jr. who was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.  A firearm believed to have been used in both incidents was recovered from the vehicle.

These cases are under investigation by the Phenix City Police Department and the Henry County, GA Police Department.

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