Domestic dispute ends in shooting

Domestic dispute ends in shooting

CHAMPAIGN - A 40-year-old man was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound following an argument with his father early Saturday.

Champaign police Sgt. Bruce Ramseyer said police were called to the 700 block of Tawney Court, just north of Bradley Avenue, about 1:45 a.m. where the 40-year-old son had allegedly attacked his 68-year-old father.

The two had been quarreling both inside and outside of the home, he said.

The argument culminated in the father pulling a gun and shooting the son once. The injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

Investigations Lt. Robert Rea said in a news release that police believe the father may have been defending himself so no arrests were made. He said the case would be forwarded to the Champaign County state’s attorney for review.


Sections (2):News, Local

Comments embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments