An Elderly man, 82, namely Guy Vickery, from Florida shot his son, 50, namely Benjamin Vickery, to death during a family argument on Christmas Day, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed.
Guy allegedly shot Benjamin after a longtime family feud came to a deadly end on Tuesday, December 25.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from the family's Plant City home. They were said that a father had shot his son during a heated argument.
Authorities said that the victim was rushed to South Florida Baptist Hospital but he died there.
HCSO Deputies were called 2700 block of Forbes rd after a 911 call from inside the home. The caller advised that Guy Vickery, shot his son Benjamin, in the upper body during an argument between them. Benjamin succumbed to his injuries at South Florida Baptist. pic.twitter.com/E9o8NSrCgA
— Malik Parler (@WFLANightPhotog) December 26, 2018
The elderly suspect, who was got arrested, has been charged with manslaughter with a weapon. According to the arrest affidavit, he could see up to 30 years in prison.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, this wasn’t the first instance of violence between the two men, who were known to have a tumultuous relationship.
This is not the first time the conflict between the Vickery family turned deadly. Back in February 2000, during a violent argument between the two, Benjamin, then 31, kicked and punched his father, then 63, outside his home.
According to the Tampa Bay Times report, Guy took out his .45-caliber pistol at the time and shot his son in the shoulder
Guy claimed at the time that he did so for in self-defense and thus he was not charged. Charges against Benjamin were also eventually dropped.
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