A 15-year-old boy fatally shot his dad in the head, telling investigators he was tired of seeing him abuse his mother.
According to police reports, the father had been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and cruelty to children.
The Columbia County sheriff’s agency said deputies were called around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to 3353 Gales Road for what was initially described as a CPR in progress.
In a second call from the same address, dispatchers were told “there was blood everywhere,” the sheriff’s agency said this morning in a news release.
Once they arrived deputies found 66 year old Wesley Jordan Gales, on the back porch with a gunshot wound to the head.
He lived at the home, where deputies also found his ex-wife, Deborah Gales, along with their 15-year-old son, according to the sheriff’s agency. The son was interviewed and admitted shooting his father with a .22-caliber Marlin semiautomatic rifle, according to the agency.
He was taken into custody and charged with murder. He was later transported to youth detention.
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