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Trotwood Father Indicted for Murdering His Son

UPDATE--TROTWOOD -- An elderly Trotwood  father has been indicted with murder of his adult son.

A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Royal P. Garrett, Sr., 64, with the following charges: Two counts murder while committing felonious assault, two counts felonious assault, and a weapons charge.

Garrett is charged with the shooting death of his son Royal P. Garrett, Jr., 37, at their Autumn Woods Drive Apartment on October 16th.

Prosecutors say the two got in a verbal argument inside the home, when the father grabbed a handun and shot his son.

Garrett Jr, then went outside and collpased right outside the apartment.

Garrett Sr. remains in the Montgomery County Jail on a 1 million dollar bond. He is expected to be arraigned on this indicted, Tuesday October 29th.

EARLIER COVERAGE:

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TROTWOOD -- According to officials, a man shot and killed his son Wednesday evening.

Trotwood Police have confirmed the suspect is 64-year-old Royal Garrett.

Last night, officers responded to the Autumn Woods apartments and found 37-year-old Royal Garrett Jr. dead on the sidewalk from gunshot wounds.

Police say the father and son have a violent history, including drug and alcohol abuse.

"It's a tragedy and we do see this, and unfortunately, we see it far too often," says Capt. John Porter with the Trotwood Police Department.

Royal Garrett Sr. is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on murder charges.



Earlier coverage:

UPDATE: Trotwood Police Investigating Homicide

TROTWOOD -- Officials have confirmed a homicide occurred in the apartments on Autumn Woods Drive.

Police say a young man was shot by an older man inside the apartment.  The victim then exited the building and collapsed outside.

Police say it is the result of a domestic dispute.

There was also an older woman inside the apartment at the time.  She was taken out on a stretcher.

A gun has been found and police have the suspect in custody.



Earlier coverage:

TROTWOOD -- Police are on the scene of a possibly shooting near the apartments on Autumn Woods Drive.

According to scanner traffic, a man was found on the ground unconscious but breathing.

We have crews on scene and will update you as soon as more information becomes available.


 
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