72-year-old man shot his son in an effort to murder him, police say

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Source: Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Unsplash

Apr. 5 2021, Updated 3:29 p.m. ET

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A 72-year-old man was arrested in Oregon on Friday after allegedly shooting his son.

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A local hospital notified the Marion County Sheriff’s Department that a patient with multiple gunshot wounds had been brought to the hospital by family members.

The 37-year-old son has yet to be named, and his injuries are not life-threatening, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Department. 

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Deputies went to the location of the shooting and arrested Willie Madewell, the victim’s father, in connection with the shooting. He surrendered peacefully, according to the sheriff's department. 

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Police have not said what led to the shooting or where the victim was shot. 

Madewell faces charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held in an Oregon jail as bond as not been set in his case. 


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