Monroe police: Son shot dad in self-defense

Monroe police say a fatal shooting last weekend appears to have been done in self-defense.

“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,” said Monroe police Officer Josh King in a statement.

Bailey, 19, allegedly shot and killed his father Aug. 5 during a domestic disturbance at their Teil Tree Court home.

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Christopher Bailey, 46, was shot once by Colin Bailey at about 12:19 a.m. Aug. 5, according to police.

Christopher Bailey was taken to Atrium Medical Center, where he died about an hour later, according to the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

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

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