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UPDATE: Police were called to Smiths Station home 6 times prior to deadly mother-son shooting

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SMITHS STATION, AL (WTVM) - Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Smiths Station on Lee Road 229.

The incident happened on Tuesday, Jan. 30 after deputies were called to a shooting in the Kaldallen subdivision around 11:57 a.m.

When officials arrived they located 23-year-old Robert Woods Jr. who was unresponsive. Woods appeared to be two twice, in the lower abdomen and the chest.

Investigators recovered a .38 caliber handgun at the scene and found Woods lying just inside the front door.

Francine Woods, 55, was identified as Robert Woods' mother and the homeowner. Officials say the shooting is a result of a domestic dispute between the mother and son.

A source close to News Leader 9 confirms that 23-year-old Robert Woods Jr. came to his mother's home and kicked down her front door.

Police had been called to the same residence on at least six prior occasions regarding domestic disturbances dating back as far as 2011. 

The sheriff's office received a call from Francine Woods on Tuesday reporting that her son had called and threatened her.

Evidence indicates that Robert Woods arrived at the home shortly before noon and forced his way into the residence just before the shooting.

Robert Woods was taken to the Alabama State Forensics laboratory for a post mortem examination.

Mrs. Woods is cooperating with investigators and no charges have yet been filed in connection with the shooting.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651. 

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