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A 21-year-old woman was found fatally shot in her home after her 3-year-old son told relatives who telephoned that his mother couldn't come to the phone because she was dead, police said.

Shelly Domek was found dead Friday evening in the living room of her apartment. Police charged a 24-year-old man with homicide.Domek was shot several times with a small caliber pistol, police said. Police declined to say whether the child, Michael, identified King as the killer.

Domek's sister, Tina, called police after phoning Domek's home several times without an answer.

Michael Domek, 3, eventually answered the phone and told his aunt "Mommy can't come to the phone. Mommy's dead. She's lying on the floor. Her nose is bleeding," another relative reported.