Sheriff: Son fatally shot during altercation with father

September 5, 2019 GMT

WILDERVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a man was shot and killed during an argument with his father in southern Oregon.

Police say the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home at about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday west of Grants Pass for a report of shots fired.

Police say deputies found 41-year-old Ivan J. Nutting Jr. dead inside the residence with gunshot wounds.

Police say initial investigation indicates Nutting argued and had a physical altercation with his father Ivan Nutting Sr., who wrestled a rifle away from his son and shots were fired.

KDRV-TV reports court records indicate that Nutting Jr. had a long criminal record and had been a convicted sex offender since 2003. In August, Nutting Jr. was arrested for failure to register his address as a sex offender.


Police are still investigating.


Information from: KDRV-TV, http://www.kdrv.com/