Alabama Father Allegedly Murdered His Son During Domestic Altercation, Police Say

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Source: Metro Jail; UNSPLASH

Oct. 24 2022, Published 4:20 p.m. ET

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A father in Alabama is accused of killing his son during a domestic altercation, authorities said.

Around 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 22, police in Mobile responding to multiple reports of a shooting at a residence found Joshua Barnickle, 37, suffering multiple gunshot wounds, WKRG reported.

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He was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

According to police, the victim’s father, John Barnickle, 66, was arrested and booked into Metro Jail. The name of the victim has not been released.

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Officials have not released further details about the ongoing murder investigation. They have also not said what led to the domestic situation.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.


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