An elderly man from Lee County, Mississippi shot and killed his adult stepson in an act of self-defense in an argument that turned violent.
WTVA reported on Saturday that Zachary Miles had an argument with his elderly step-father that escalated from shouting to attacking the old man with his fists and a baseball bat. The stepfather, physically unable to match Miles, grabbed a shotgun and fired a single shot, fatally wounding him.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said that Miles had a long criminal record and were out on probation for 15 different burglaries.
Miles mother had called the sheriff’s office in the past saying she was afraid of her son.
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