Oct. 9, 2004
Kimberly Houk Reporting
"I guess the guy came up and said, ‘Was it an accident?’
And he said, ‘No, he just wouldn’t shut up so I shot him.’”
Police are investigating a shooting between a man and his
father near Farmington Bay. Witnesses say a man apparently shot his father
during an argument while the pair was duck hunting.
Police were called out about 7:15 by duck hunters who saw
a 19-year old boy shoot his father in the face at very close range. Police
say the father and son were out duck hunting when the started to fight. They
say the son shot his father, killing him instantly.
A nearby hunter heard the one shot and he says the shooter
started screaming and panicking after he realized what he had done.
Matt Heidrich, Witness: “He said he was just holding up
his gun and just screaming, ‘Help me, help me, I just shot my dad.’ And I
guess the guy came up and said, you know, was it an accident or what’d you
do? And he said,’ No, he just wouldn’t shut up so I shot him.”
Lt. Brad Wilcox, Davis County Sheriff’s Office: “It was
induced by some type of rage or an anger. The suspect is approximately
19-years old, and is, as I understand, the son of the victim.”
Police don’t know if the father and son have a violent
history. The two are from the Holladay area, but their identities have not
The son is in custody and police are in the process of
retrieving the father’s body from the bay.
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