Father Who Fatally Shοt Son Says He Only Meant to Scare Him

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An Alabama high school football player was gunned down by his own father Friday morning, authorities said.Darius_Adams

Darius Adams, 17, a football player at McIntosh High School, was fatally shοt by his father, Sexton Adams, 55, at around 2 a.m. on Friday.

Sexton Adams told police that his son acted “in a bizarre and angry manner,” causing him to go get his gun.

“It’s just a very tragic thing,” Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer told the Call News. “The man kιlled his own son. It just doesn’t get much worse than that.”

“He cοcked the pistol, and in the process, according to him, the pistol went off,” Stringer said.

FOX10TV also reports that the elder Adams told police he only intended to scare his son but the gun fired accidentally.

“I don’t know what went on, but I know Sexton tried to raise him right. He definitely tried to raise him right. I do know that,” neighbor Edward Thomas told FOX10.

“He’s a good man. He don’t bother nobody. He don’t do nothing but work and tend to his own business,” he said.

Call News reports that the father used a .38 special to gun down his son. Darius was taken to the hospital after being shοt in the stomach but was pronounced deαd at 8:10 a.m.

The father had not been charged at the time this report was filed.