Police: Man Kills 82-Year-Old Father in Self Defense

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A 40-year-old man in Tuscaloosa, Alabama shot and killed his 82-year-old father, but he will not likely face any charges. Police believe it to be a case of self defense.

According to the Tuscaloosa News report, the father, Archie McDaniel, was very likely suffering from dementia. Captain Kip Hard, homicide assistant commander,  believes this is what caused the elderly man to threaten to kill his son, before firing a shot that grazed him, and then turning his weapon on his other son.

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Tuscaloosa News reports:

 

“Based on everything we know right now, everything appears to have been justified,” he said.

The trouble started Sunday night when McDaniel threw some items into the yard of his brick home on Hargrove Road East near Woodland Road. His sons live in homes on either side.

His younger son, 40, pulled into the driveway

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