Accused shooter's insurance company fights claim

Accused shooter's insurance fights claim

The Macon woman accused of shooting a teenager outside her home wants her homeowner's insurance to cover a claim filed by the young man's family.

Her insurance company says, "Not so fast."

In January, Elisabeth Cannon was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

After allegedly shooting 15-year-old Marcus Vernon in the head outside her home on Bloomfield Drive. 

Cannon claimed that Vernon and two other boys threw rocks at her and her daughter.

According to a complaint filed by Country Mutual Insurance on Wednesday, Vernon's family has filed a claim for damages from his gunshot wound.

Country Mutual says that Cannon's homeowners insurance covers $300,000 in liability coverage, but they argue they're not obligated to defend Cannon because she committed a criminal act.

They are asking a Superior Court Judge to declare they are not obligated to cover Cannon for shooting Vernon.

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