Monroe fatal shooting: Son called 911 saying father made threats

Monroe fatal shooting: Son called 911 saying father made threats

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Colin Bailey called 911 during the early morning hours of Aug. 5 and told Monroe dispatchers that he had shot his father who had been making threats, according to 911 calls obtained by this newspaper. Christopher Bailey, 46, was killed in the disturbance on Teil Tree Court. ED RICHTER/STAFF

Colin Bailey called 911 during the early morning hours of Aug. 5 and told Monroe dispatchers that he had shot his father who had been making threats, according to 911 calls obtained by this newspaper.

Christopher Bailey, 46, was killed in the disturbance on Teil Tree Court. Monroe police say the preliminary investigation indicates his 19-year-old son acted in self-defense and he has not been charged.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser agreed that Bailey poses no threat to the public, thus he is not in custody, but per policy of his office, the case will be presented to a grand jury.

Gmoser said that has been his policy with all homicides and this one is no exception.

“Cases like these need the eyes of a grand jury,” Gmoser said.

In the 911 call, Colin Bailey said, “He tried to put me into a choke hold and I had the gun and I shot him.”

He said that the bullet grazed his fathers’ side.

In another call that is difficult to hear, Colin Bailey said “Dad was threatening everyone, he was try to get the gun.”

“Based on all the information gathered to this point it appears that Colin Bailey acted in self-defense. No charges are pending against Colin Bailey and he is not in custody,” Monroe police Officer Josh King said in a statement.

Christopher Bailey was shot once by Colin Bailey, according to police. He was taken to Atrium Medical Center, where he died a hour later.

According to the police report, officers were called to the home “for an intoxicated male threatening suicide. Upon arrival it was discovered a domestic situation occurred between father and son.”

A female caller who said she was a neighbor also called 911 and told dispatchers that Christopher Bailey needed to be “contained” and that he was saying crazy things and threatening to harm himself.

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