LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Late Friday afternoon the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office announced charges against Chad Beatie, 40, after police say he shot his son following an argument. Beatie was charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action
His son, 20-year-old Tyler Beatie, is recovering from a gunshot wound after the shooting incident early Friday morning where the two had argued at their home.
Police say they found Tyler with a gunshot wound to his abdomen when they were called to a home in the 1700 block of NE Ridgeview Drive just after 2 a.m.
Chad, who is a mechanic, and Tyler had been working on a motorcycle inside the garage of the home, Tyler's girlfriend, Elizabeth Sherman, says she was asleep inside the house when Tyler came to the bedroom door and told her he had been shot. Sherman says she applied pressure to the wound and called 911 while Tyler's father continued to yell.
Sherman claims they both had been drinking.
Police say the father surrendered without incident when officers arrived. Neighbors say the crime has left them stunned.
"I don't have clue," said Brenda Caldwell, a neighbor. "I really don't. It's so shocking you know. I can't believe that people can get that angry. But anger does strange things to people and if you have a gun that's kind of scary."
Sherman declined FOX 4 News' request for an on camera interview, but did say Tyler came out of surgery Friday morning and had part of his large intestine removed. A neighbor has told FOX 4 News that it was not uncommon for the father and son to argue, though never to the extreme of resulting in a shooting.
Chad Beatie is in custody also had a girlfriend and child living in the house at the time of the shooting. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.