A man who was assaulting his mother Sunday was shot by the man’s 13-year-old nephew, who feared the woman — who is the boy’s grandmother — was going to be killed, sheriff’s officials said.
The man was flown to a hospital in another community after the shooting, which occurred on County Road 147, sheriff’s officials said in a press release. No arrests are anticipated.
Sheriff’s officials did not release the name of the man who was shot and did not disclose the address.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office:
Deputies responded Sunday to a domestic disturbance with reported shots fired. Deputies arrived and found an adult male with a gunshot wound to his lower back. Deputies learned the subject who had been shot was actively assaulting his mother.
Another family member, a 13-year old male, shot the subject with a .30-30 cal. rifle because he was fearful that his grandmother was going to be killed.
Deputies also learned the subject who was shot had threatened several members of the family and had threatened to kill a juvenile family member. The subject that was shot was transported by helicopter to an out of town hospital. No arrests are anticipated.