A Metter man shot his son in self-defense Thursday morning, Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson said.
Police were still reviewing the case Friday, and charges are pending, Investigator Tim Platt said.
Metter police officers were dispatched around 10:42 a.m. Thursday to a Lucky Street address, where a fight was reportedly in progress, Nelson said.
"Upon arrival, officers discovered that a shooting had occurred. Initial investigation revealed that Mr. Anthony Wayne Mosely, 40, (of an undetermined Candler County address) attacked his father, Mr. Mike Mosley, 64, of Metter, without warning."
The younger man struck his father "repeatedly with his fists and other objects," Nelson said. "Mike Mosley, who was fearful for his life, shot his son."
Anthony Mosley suffered a gunshot wound to the upper torso, Platt said. He was transported to the Candler County Hospital and then on to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, due to his injuries, which "appeared to be non-life threatening." Anthony Mosley remained in stable condition Friday, Nelson said.
Mike Mosley suffered scratches and bruises, according to Platt.
Anyone having any additional information on this case is asked to contact Platt at (912) 685-5437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.