Army veteran shot and killed while visiting family, father now accused of murder

army veteran shot and killed father arrested for his murder
Source: Kaufman County Sheriff's Office, Mega

May 3 2021, Updated 4:34 p.m. ET

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An Army veteran was home for work, but now police say he is dead and his father is in custody in connection to his murder.

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According to authorities, around 2 a.m. April 28, Jannsen Wiley, 27, called 911 and reported that his father had shot him.

The Mabank (Texas) Police Department stated the young man later died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical personnel were already on the scene before the police arrived and tried to provide care, but were not successful. 

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Law enforcement officials stated a third person, an unidentified woman, was also at the scene when the shooting occurred.

Police took the father, Shannon Lynn Wiley, 50, into custody on April 28 and charged him with murder, as reported by inForney.

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The search warrant for this case detailed how authorities removed 12 firearms, including ammunition and spent casing and shells, multiple cell phones and DNA evidence from the scene.

Shannon Wiley is a father of four and worked as a medical implant sales representative and owned a construction company, according to authorities.

He was currently out on bond for his second DWI charge and was awaiting a trial scheduled for this summer, according to court records.

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Meanwhile, Jannsen Wiley was an army veteran, electrician and farrier. He is survived by his wife, who lives out of state, authorities stated.

According to police, Jannsen Wiley was reportedly staying with his father in Texas temporarily for work.

Shannon was booked on April 28 and arraigned on April 29. His bond was set at $2.5 million, but his attorney got it lowered to $750,000, authorities said.


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