Football fans have been known to get rowdy, but few as rowdy as a father in Morgan County, Indiana, who fatally shot his teenage son after a drunken dispute over whether or not to watch a Sunday game.
David Carrender, 49, was arrested on a preliminary murder charge after his 19-year-old son, Wyatt Carrender, was shot to death in the family’s Martinsville home.
According to Morgan County Sheriff Robert Downey, the fatal dispute began at a local restaurant or bar, when the father and son argued over when to leave. David Carrender wanted to stay out watching football, while his son was ready to call it a night.
The argument escalated the house until David Carrender retrieved his handgun and shot his son “approximately six times,” according to Sheriff Downey.
Neighbor Tony White says he witnessed a similar argument at the Carrender residence over the summer. “They got out in the yard and got to fighting, screaming. Someone was yelling, ‘Put the gun away, put the gun away!’” he told local news station WBIW. “Nothing really happened after that incident. That blew over,” he added
Both men’s girlfriends were present during the Sunday shooting. Formal charges against David Carrender will likely be filed on Tuesday, the same day an autopsy on his son is expected to be performed.
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