A father in Morgan County, Indiana, fatally shot his teenage son this past Sunday after a dispute over when to stop watching football, police told IndyStar.com.
According to IndyStar.com, David Carrender, 49, was arrested on a preliminary murder charge after his son, 19-year-old Wyatt Carrender, was shot to death in the family’s Martinsville home.
Here is IndyStar.com’s account of the deadly confrontation:
“Morgan County Sheriff Robert Downey said the Carrenders had been out watching football games at a restaurant or bar when they started fighting over whether to return home. The son wanted to go home. The father did not.
“The argument continued after the pair returned home, Downey said. “It appears the father retrieved a handgun and shot his son, it appears, six times.”
“Downey said David Carrender is thought to have been drinking.”
In addition, the father’s girlfriend and the son’s girlfriend were with the Carrenders when the shooting occurred, according to IndyStar.com. Formal charges against David Carrender are expected to be filed on Tuesday.
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