Deputies: man shoots, kills father

James May

CITRUS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – A man shot and killed his father after he became violent towards him, Citrus County deputies said.

It happened in Lecanto at a home on Starlight Path. The call about a man shooting at his father came in at about 4 a.m. Saturday. When the deputies arrived, they found Jack May, 89, dead.

His son James Troy May, 52, told CCSO deputies that his father had been complaining all day Friday. The father got angry and violent towards James Troy May, according to CCSO. The fight culminated when the son took a gun, shot his father and soon fell asleep, he told the deputies. It wasn’t until later that he woke up and called the authorities.

May was arrested on the charge of second-degree murder and taken to the Citrus County Detention Center. CCSO detectives are processing the scene. They said this was an isolated domestic-related incident and the public is not in danger.

Stay with WFLA for more on this developing story.

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