Baker County father shot by son while trying to run family over in front yard, authorities said

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. — A Baker County father is in critical condition after being shot attempting to run over his family, the sheriff’s office said.


BCSO said the incident began around 12:47 a.m. on Tuesday. Dispatch received an emergency call about a disturbance on Doyle Williams Road in Sanderson. While deputies were on the way a second call came in explaining that a person had been shot at the same location.

When deputies arrived at the scene they found a man had been shot and began giving first aid.

Detectives learned that a fight had occurred at the home between a husband and wife. According to BCSO, the wife was allegedly being physically battered by her husband when their adult son got in the middle to defend his mother.

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Both mother and son told investigators that their husband/father got into a vehicle and attempted to run them over in the front yard.

“The son, who had retrieved a firearm, fired into the moving vehicle, striking his father, and critically injuring him,” BCSO said in a statement.”

The father was airlifted to UF Health in Jacksonville.

No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation and no names have been released.

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