Diboli, Texas: Son Kills Father in Self-Defense

Diboli, Texas

From the December 10, 2007 Lufkin [Texas] Daily News:

A Diboll man shot and killed his father early Saturday morning in what authorities say appears to be a case of self-defense, according to an Angelina County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Monday.

Tad Wheeler Sr., 45, died after being shot multiple times during a dispute at a residence off Camp Road, said Lt. Pete Cooper, in a press release statement.

Wheeler’s 22-year-old son, Tad Wheeler Jr., and a woman at the residence who witnessed the altercation were questioned by investigators after the shooting. A preliminary investigation has shown Tad Wheeler Jr. shot his father with a .22-caliber pistol in apparent self defense, Cooper said.

Details about the altercation are not being released as of yet, the sheriff’s department spokesman said. Autopsy results are expected to be released this week.

The case is expected to be reviewed by the Angelina County District Attorney’s Office and presented to a grand jury to determine whether any charges will be filed.

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