Prosecutor: Son who allegedly shot dad in Monroe not a threat to public

Prosecutor: Son who allegedly shot dad in Monroe not a threat to public

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

An incident of a 19-year-son who allegedly shot and killed his father during a domestic disturbance in Monroe will be presented to a grand jury, according to Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser.

Christopher Bailey, 46, was shot once by Colin Bailey at about 12:19 a.m. Saturday at their Teil Tree Court home, according to Monroe police.

Colin Bailey has not been arrested nor is he in custody at this time

Colin Bailey was not taken into custody because he did not pose as a threat to the general public, according to Gmoser. 

The prosecutor declined to say why the teen was not charged or why he anticipates the case will be presented directly to the grand jury.

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.”

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

A cruiser camera tape is also listed as evidence on the police report.

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

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

King said police are continuing their investigation.

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