Elderly man shoots son-in-law over TV

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An elderly man allegedly shot his son-in-law following a verbal argument over a TV.

The shooting happened in the 12000 block of Lazarette Court in Mandarin.

Kenon Lee Ferguson, 89, got into a confrontation with 59-year-old Perry Joel Edward and shot Perry, according to a JSO police report.

A witness inside the home told police that the argument got heated when Ferguson told Perry, "you don't own anything in this house."

The fight escalated when Perry told Ferguson, "if you don't like it, do something about it."

Officials said after that statement, Ferguson went into his bedroom and retrieved a .38 caliber revolver. Perry then told Ferguson, "if you're going to shoot me, you better kill me or I am going to kill you."

The police report states Ferguson shot at Perry, striking him in the leg.

Perry was taken to UF Health with non-threatening injuries.

Ferguson was arrested and charged with domestic aggravated battery, causing great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement.

According to JSO, Perry, Ferguson and the witness live in the same household.


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