METAIRIE -- A 21-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his mother in their Metairie home Thursday afternoon.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested Chad McAvoy for allegedly shooting his mother, killing her.

Deputies were discpatched to the 4800 block of Loveland Street around 3:34 p.m. on March 1. According to JPSO, the initial call stated that the woman had committed suicide. McAvoy and another family member were at the residence when police arrive, according to JPSO.

As the investigation progressed, it became apparent that McAvoy's mother had been murdered according to police.

After interrogation, police say McAvoy confessed to killing his mother and was arrested.