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BAILEY —Authorities charged a Bailey man who is accused of shooting and injuring his father after an argument on Tuesday.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 10:50 a.m. call at 4179 Stoney Hill Church Road near in Bailey. Deputies along with the Bailey Police Department arrived on the scene and found the victim, William Bailey, lying on the ground in his backyard, according to Nash County officials.
Bailey was responsive and appeared to have been shot in the chest, officials said. Nash County EMS arrived on the scene and began life-saving measures. He was taken to Wake Med where his status is unknown, Nash County Sheriff’s Capt. Eddie Moore said in a news release Tuesday.
Bailey’s son, 36-year-old Justin Dane Bailey, was still on the scene of the shooting and taken into custody where he was questioned by detectives, officials said.
Authorities said based on interviews from Justin Bailey and witnesses, it was determined that father and son got into a verbal altercation.
“During the altercation, Justin Bailey produced a handgun and shot his father,” Moore said in the news release. Justin Bailey is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was given a $500,000 secured bond.
“Detectives are still conducting follow-up investigations, but at this time, no other charges are expected unless the medical status of the victim changes,” Moore said.
His first court appearance is slated for Thursday in Nash County District Court.