'Just shoot me' son tells father moments before dad pulled the trigger, fatally wounding the victim: report

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Dec. 30 2021, Published 3:03 p.m. ET

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“Just shoot me."

That is what a son told his father moments before the dad pulled the trigger, fatally wounding his son, according to a report. The shooting happened during a dispute was over a cable across a driveway.

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Darrell Dankan, 69, was charged in connection to the killing of his son Joshua Dakan, 38, according to WOOD-TV.

On Dec. 27, Joshua Dakan arrived at a home in White Cloud, Michigan, in the passenger seat of his friend’s car, according to WOOD-TV. That is when Darrell Dakan came out of the home and accused his son of leaving a cable across the driveway that damaged his truck.

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The father and son argued until Darrell Dakan got a rifle and aimed it as his son.

“Just shoot me,” Joshua Dakan said, according to a friend, before being shot, WOOD-TV reported.

Joshua Dakan was shot in the back with a .22-caliber rifle, according to WOOD-TV. Darrell Dakan maintained the shooting was in self-defense.


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