Marshall County man allegedly shoots son in mouth after son assaults him

Marshall County man allegedly shoots son in mouth after son assaults him

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Marshall County authorities are investigating a domestic shooting involving a father and son in the Asbury community.

Deputies responded to reports of a fight and a shooting in the 2200 block of Martling Gap Road shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday. They found the son with a gunshot wound to his mouth.

Deputies determined that Phillip Norman Whitten, 73, had been assaulted by his son, Randall Allen Whitten, 52, of Crossville. They said the son came to his father’s house and physically assaulted him and pistol-whipped him. Deputies said the father then shot his son in the mouth with a small-caliber handgun.

Randall Whitten was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. Phillip Whitten was taken to Marshall Medical Center South.

Randall Whitten was later booked into the Marshall County Jail on a second-degree domestic violence charge.

The case remains under investigation.

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