The Weaver Police Department said 24-year-old Katlynn Jones was a victim of multiple gunshot and stab wounds, and her son was shot in the head

By Christine Pelisek
April 19, 2021 04:09 PM
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Katlynn Jones and her son Mason
Katlynn Jones and her son
| Credit: Facebook

An Alabama mother is dead and her four-year-old son is in critical condition after both were found shot at a home Saturday afternoon. 

The Weaver Police Department said 24-year-old Katlynn Jones was a victim of multiple gunshot and stab wounds. Jones' son was shot in the head. Police said the boy is in critical condition at a local hospital. 

It appeared that there was forced entry to a window on the back door of the residence, police said.

Officers went to the Jacksonville residence at about 1 p.m. Saturday after they received a call requesting a welfare check. The caller said 21-year-old Alex Haynes "had confessed to his mother that he had killed his girlfriend," according to a police press release. 

Police said Anniston police officers soon found Haynes, who led them on a high speed chase. The pursuit ended in a field in Talladega County, where Haynes shot himself. He later died from his injury. 

Katlynn Jones and her son Mason
Katlynn Jones and her son
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Jones' neighbor Lisa McCleary described her as an "angel." 

"She was a young girl that hadn't had a chance to even have her life yet," McCleary told WBMA.

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Her son, McCleary said, is "still going to have to be without a momma that loved him and that was there for him and I pray for her family and I even pray for the boy's family who [did] it, because he had to have some type of mental illness at age 21 to take her life like he did." 

Police said they are trying to determine a motive behind the shooting.