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Juvenile charged with shooting father identified

March 13, 2017 GMT

The juvenile charged with shooting his father Saturday morning in Denmark has been identified by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Wyatt Dallas John Richers, 13, of Denmark was arrested at 2511 Ave. G in Fort Madison at 11:52 a.m. by Lee County Sheriff deputies and charged with willful injury. The Richer was taken to the Lee County Juvenile Detention Center and held for a court appearance.

Richer is accused of shooting his father, Mark Richers, 58, of Denmark.

Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber said this morning the two were arguing at their residence at 79 Seventh St. in Denmark.

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“I know they were arguing, but as to what about, I don’t know. My deputies have it in their report I just received, but I haven’t read it yet,” Weber said.

Deputies were dispatched to the Richers residence Saturday after a deputy gathered information from a family member who was driving to the residence at a high rate of speed and stopped by a deputy.

Weber said the deputy sent Denmark Fire & Rescue and additional deputies to the house. Upon arrival, they located an adult male subject suffering from two gunshot wounds.

Weber said he is preparing a press release today to update the public on the incident.