Man Shoots Son 4 Times, Flees on Father's Day
Florida teen intervened in parental fight, with horrific results
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2014 3:39 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Police say a Florida teen stopped his parents from fighting on Father's Day and was shot four times for his efforts, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. Eugene Blackwell Jr., 18, a star weightlifter, separated his mom from the elder Blackwell, 45, and got her out of the house. Then the father allegedly unloaded on Eugene, shooting him in the chest, elbow, hip, and thigh, reports WKMG. "He was shot all over the body," said a Smyrna Beach neighbor who called 911. "He says he can’t breathe." The neighbor could be heard telling the young man "stay calm" and "stay with me."

Meanwhile another neighbor followed the alleged shooter, who had driven off in a Dodge pickup. "You’re gonna love this—I’m following the suspect," the man told 911 before stopping at the mouth of a dead-end street where the father had parked. The suspect later turned himself in and was charged with attempted murder. This morning, Eugene was undergoing surgery for multiple bullet wounds at a hospital in Daytona, the Orlando Sentinel reports. So what started the fight? The mother brought up the idea of a divorce and the elder Blackwell began choking her, police say.

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KCBornAndBred
Jun 17, 2014 11:35 AM CDT
If only they were emulating what they saw on television - like - Game of Thrones.....
Chris Farley
Jun 17, 2014 10:46 AM CDT
And I thought most of the fathers day shootings were in Chicago.
baldpirate
Jun 17, 2014 10:10 AM CDT
I Said NO MORE TIES ! ! ! !