From The Trussville tribune staff reports
PINSON — According to Chief Deputy David Agee, a Pinson teen shot his stepfather on Christmas Eve to protect his mother from domestic violence.
On Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 9:15 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic violence related shooting in the 4000 block of Mountain View Drive in Pinson, Agee said.
Deputies arrived and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. First responders rendered medical attention and the man was transported to the hospital for treatment.
“Witnesses reported that the man had thrown his wife through a window and then began choking her when he was shot by his 17-year-old stepson,” Agee said. “Deputies secured the weapon and Detectives questioned the stepson.”
The stepson was released to another family member and taken to another location. The victim is expected to survive his wounds. This case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office.