An officer on patrol heard gun shots and went to investigate. What he found was an 86 year old woman exiting a home yelling for help later identified as Nancy Pennypacker.
Mrs. Pennypacker told police that her son suffered from depression and threatened to hurt himself in the past. police say William Pennypacker had a criminal history and record of abuse toward his mom.
William had been drinking and he became angry at his mother and began punching her in the face. At which time she got a gun; the son was shot and killed and Mrs. Pennypacker was shot once; the bullet traveled through her finger and into her right shoulder area.
Mrs. Pennypacker was taken to hospital where she is listed in stable condition. No charges are expected at this time