Ore. man fatally shoots son, 37, at home

Ore. man fatally shoots son, 37, at home

Ore. man fatally shoots son, 37, at home

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 25, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 25 at 9:16 AM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- Lane County sheriff's officers say an 81-year-old man called 911 to report he had shot and wounded his 37-year-old son during a fight at the home they shared in the Junction City, Ore., area.

Officials say the son later died of his injuries.

The Register-Guard reports that Billy Thomas House reported the shooting late Friday night.

Sheriff's officers said Monday that the victim, Billy Raymond House, died at a Springfield hospital.

The older man was interviewed by sheriff's investigators. Lane County prosecutors will review the case to determine whether the shooting was a crime or a legally justified act of self-defense.

Sgt. David Bones says it was unclear whether the older man suffered any injuries. No additional details were released.

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