Father Shoots Son In Chest During Argument

St. Clair, Mo. - Earlier this evening around 6 p.m. Franklin County Deputies responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Reiker’s Ford Road in a rural area between Union and St.Clair in reference to a shooting.

After arriving on scene deputies determined that a father had shot his son in the chest with a 410 ga, weapon.

Witnesses stated that the son came to the residence to retrieve a vehicle that his father had in his possession.  An argument began between the two, which led to the shooting.

The victim /son was transported by St. Clair Ambulance to a landing site where he was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Mo.

His condition is not known at this time.  The victim is identified as 39 year old Nathaniel Crowe.

The father is being interviewed by detectives.  Further investigation is being conducted.