Man, 42 Fatally Shoots Son in Self Defense


Authorities in Tennessee say a 42-year old father shot dead his son claiming it was done in self-defense.

News outlets report Metro Nashville police say Mario Ford Sr. told 20-year-old Mario Ford Jr. he needed to move out Sunday morning, leading to a confrontation. Ford Sr. told police his son pulled his gun first, at which point he drew his own weapon and fired, hitting his son in the neck.
Ford Jr. died at a hospital.
Investigators say both men recently armed themselves as a result of their ongoing dispute. Police are investigating Ford Sr.'s claim of self-defense.

Ford Sr. has been charged with unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon, and it wasn't immediately clear if he'll face charges related to his son's death. Online court records don't list an attorney.
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