Missouri sheriff expects no charges in rural shooting

7 months 5 days 9 hours ago November 16, 2016 Nov 16, 2016 Wednesday, November 16 2016 Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:23:00 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

AVA (AP) — Authorities in south-central Missouri's Douglas County say a man who shot and wounded his son apparently acted in self-defense and isn't expected to face charges.

Sheriff Chris Degase says charges are expected against the 34-year-old son for allegedly attacking his mother moments before the father shot him Sunday in a rural home.

The wounded son was taken to a hospital, though his medical status was not immediately clear Wednesday.

Degase says deputies had been called to the home several times before for domestic disturbances caused by the son.

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