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Louisiana man leads police on chase, admits to killing mom

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 14:52:38-05

COVINGTON, La. - Authorities in Louisiana have arrested a 21-year-old man accused of shooting his mother to death hours before leading officers on a chase that hit speeds of 130 mph.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that DaRius Sims is awaiting extradition from St. Tammany Parish on a second-degree murder charge.

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2017 mug shot of Darius Sims from The Advocate

He's accused of fatally shooting his 61-year-old mother, Jeanette Collins, in the chest Monday.

Relatives told investigators Sims became agitated during a car ride, grabbed a gun from his waistband and shot Collins.