Police: Son shoots, kills father in Monroe domestic disturbance


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Police: Son shoots, kills father in Monroe domestic disturbance

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Monroe police are continuing its investigation of a fatal shooting on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, on Tiel Tree Court. ED RICHTER/STAFF

The 19-year-old son shot and killed his father during a domestic disturbance on Aug. 5, Monroe police said Tuesday.

Christopher Bailey, 46, was shot once by Colin Bailey, police said.

Police were called to the residence, at 50 Teil Tree Court, for a possible disturbance about 12:19 a.m. Saturday, Officer Joshua King, public information officer, said in a prepared statement released Tuesday evening.

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

The report indicated a urine sample was taken from Colin Bailey and that a .45 caliber shell casing and an LG Android phone was also taken as evidence.

Officers said they found Christopher Bailey, who had been shot. He was taken to Atrium Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 1:09 a.m., according to the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

King said police are continuing their investigation.

Colin Bailey has not been arrested or is in custody at this time, King said.

“When all pertinent information is gathered the completed case file will be reviewed by the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office to decide if any charges are applicable,” he said in the statement.

King said the police department will not be releasing additional details about the shooting until the until the prosecutor’s office has reviewed the case and made their determinations.

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