Mississippi man in wheelchair charged in shooting death of mother, grandmother and sister, police say

Maurice Forte was indicted for three murders in connection with the death of his mother, grandmother and sister.

(Jackson Police via AP)

A Mississippi man in a wheelchair was Sunday arrested after his mother, grandmother and sister were found shot to death in a house, police said.

Maurice Forte, 22, was charged with three murders in the death of his grandmother, Eddie Mae Wofford, 67, his mother, Miyuki Wofford, 49, and his sister, Kyisha Wofford, 26, police said.

Police officers were called to a home in Jackson around 11 a.m. about someone being held against their will. They find Forte is sitting in a wheelchair outside of a house with a gun near him, police said.

Forte told the police that he had shot someone.

Officers went to the back of the house where they Eddie Mae, Miyuki and Kyisha Woffard with multiple gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unclear what led to the shooting. Forte is being held without bond and is awaiting his first appearance.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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