An Anniston man may have accidentally shot his son while shooting another man on Sunday, police said Monday. Both father and son face charges related to the incident.
At about 9 a.m. Sunday, Anniston police arrived at a home on the 900 block of West 49th Street and found a man lying in a yard with gunshot wounds. Another man, also with gunshot wounds, was walking toward officers, according to an Anniston police press release.
The homeowner, Jason Johnston, 37, of Anniston was flown to UAB Hospital in Birmingham for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds. Johnston was not a patient at the hospital Monday afternoon, according to the person who answered the phone at the hospital.
Jason Wade Frazier, 38, of Anniston was treated at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center for “non-life-threatening wounds,” the press release states. Frazier was later arrested and charged with second-degree assault.
Police alleged that Frazier’s father, Claud Frazier, 65, of Anniston, accidentally shot his son while shooting at Johnston. The elder Frazier was arrested and charged with attempted murder. He was being held in the Anniston Municipal Jail on Monday. Bond was set at $30,000.
Police believe the incident began with a dispute between Johnston and the younger Frazier, the press release states.
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