Washington state shooting suspect surrenders in Arkansas

A Washington state man charged in the shooting death of his mother in May turned himself in to police in Arkansas earlier this week, authorities said.

Redmond Police spokesperson Andrea Wolf-Buck said Charles Kramer, 35, was staying with relatives in Bentonville, Arkansas before deciding to turn himself in, The Seattle Times reported.

King County prosecutors charged Kramer on Friday with premeditated first-degree murder after accusing him of shooting his mother Ramona Whited, 59, with a hunting rifle while she slept on May 13.

Senior Deputy Prosecutor Alexandra Voorhees said a police investigation determined Kramer hid the weapon and waited for hours to notify police of her death after shooting her.

Court records show a $2 million warrant was issued for his arrest. Jail records in Arkansas show Kramer is in custody on an out-of-state hold.

Court records do not yet indicate if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.