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Father Who Allegedly Shot Son To Make Court Appearance

A father who allegedly shot his own son is scheduled to appear in a Pitt County courtroom Thursday.

Lawmen say Billy Ray Tyson Sr. shot his son, 20-year-old Billy Racel Tyson three times June 4. Tyson Sr. was found at his mother's home in Farmville on Chinquapin Rd. the next evening.

Tyson, Sr. is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Tyson's injuries were non-life threatening.



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A father who deputies say shot his son three times Saturday afternoon in Pitt County is now in jail.

A spokeswoman with the Pitt county sheriff's office says Billy Ray Tyson, Sr. was found at his mother's home in Farmville on Chinquapin Rd. around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Officials say that is the same place where Tyson allegedly shot his son three times and then took off Saturday morning.

Hospital deputies say injuries to Billy Racel Tyson, 20, are non-life threatening.

Tyson, Sr. is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. He is in jail under a $500,000 dollar bond.



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Pitt county deputies are looking for a man after they say he shot his son Saturday morning.

Pitt county sheriff's office spokeswoman Christy Wallace says deputies got the call about the shooting in Farmville on Chinquapin Rd. around 10:15 a.m.

Wallace says Billy Ray Tyson, Sr. shot his son Billy Racel Tyson, Jr. She says Tyson was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Wallace says an initial investigation shows Tyson, Jr. was shot three times.

Deputies are now searching for Tyson, Sr. and continue to investigate.


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