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Son dead, father wounded, after struggle over gun in Georgia

October 22, 2021 GMT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A gun went off and wounded a 73-year-old man while he and his son struggled for it outside a Georgia police and fire station, and the son then fatally shot himself.

Local news outlets report the two drove to the city of Perry’s Public Safety Building on Thursday, and 73-year-old William Edes went in, seeking help.

A firefighter noticed that Miles Edes, 44, had a gun and went for help. The father and son then began fighting over the gun.

Perry Police Capt. Heath Dykes told WMAZ-TV that William Edes said his son was having a “mental episode” and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Miles Edes died at Perry Hospital, while William Edes was hospitalized in Macon. The father’s condition was unknown.