The Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide unit is investigating a fatal shooting this morning in the 3500 block of Hargrove Road E. in Tuscaloosa.
The deceased has been identified as 82 year old Archie McDaniel, who may have suffered from dementia.
A disagreement occured Monday morning around 6:45 when McDaniel’s younger son showed up to his McDaniel’s home to pick up some items his father threw out into the yard.
That’s when McDaniel confronted his younger son with a handgun and threatened to kill him and his brother, who had stepped over from his home next door.
Authorities say there were multiple unsuccessful attempts from both sons to calm their father. They tell WVUA 23 the younger son fired the fatal shot after his father fired multiple shots at both sons, grazing the younger in the face.
Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit will look extensively into McDaniel’s medical history before putting this case before a grand jury.
They do not expect charges to be handed down to the son.