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Pitt County man wanted for shooting son

Posted June 5, 2011

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— Pitt County sheriff's deputies were searching for a man accused of shooting his son during an argument Saturday morning.

CBS affiliate WNCT in Greenville reports that Billy Ray Tyson Sr., 44, shot his son, Billy Ray Tyson Jr., three times outside a house on Chinquapin Road in Farmville.

Tyson Jr. underwent surgery at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Tyson Sr. is wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

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  • h3ardita11b4 Jun 6, 2011

    "Next time he will respect his father and keep his mouth closed. There should be more like him. When you have these bad kids that think they can beat their parents this is what you do. But you all let your kids kill you when you dont give them what they want."

    zile1porkey - THANK YOU for the comic relief! it was so much needed and right on time. i'm almost certain that's what happened. i read this story over the weekend and the saying "i brought you in the world and i'll take you out" came to mind. before anyone gets their panties in bunches, this doesn't mean i condone it. i'm just saying, i understand. i can't tell you the amount of times i've seen teens in the supermarket who flip on their parents making the parents look like total whimps. i bet that's the last time he'll try to disrespect his father ever again.

  • TeresaBee Jun 6, 2011

    Amazing. This weekend we have 5 fathers grieving for the loss of their children then we have this man shooting his son. Amazing.

  • ncmedic158 Jun 6, 2011

    zile1porkey:

    Have you lost your mind? 98% of childrens behavior is learned in the home (from his father & mother) and if the parents are MIA then it's learned in the street.... my point is, maybe his father should look in the mirror for his actions, he made a concious decision to do something that caused children to be born so now he should grow up himself and deal with it in an appropriate mannor, not just shoot his child because he made him mad!

  • zile1porkey Jun 6, 2011

    This isn't about family turning against family. Next time he will respect his father and keep his mouth closed. There should be more like him. When you have these bad kids that think they can beat their parents this is what you do. But you all let your kids kill you when you dont give them what they want.

  • YNCSW51 Jun 6, 2011

    What in the world could a child do a parent to make them want to shoot their on kid. I know kids do things sometimes that makes us mad but come on dude. You need anger management in the worst way. I hope the kid will be okay and put this guy behind bars for a long time.

  • weaver52000 Jun 6, 2011

    Praisegod, +1. If only everyone else could see this happening. It won't be long.

  • Raptor06 Jun 6, 2011

    I don't think he'll receive a Father's Day gift or card from his son! This is so ridiculous...and unfortunate.

  • Praisegod Jun 6, 2011

    Oh my gosh, what is wrong with people!! WOW,,,,,prayers are to the whole family. Bible says, family will turn againist family and we sure are seeing alot of that these days. No argument is worth killing anyone over....He needs to be found and thrown in jail......