By Russell Grantham
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A 16-year old died Sunday afternoon after he was shot several times by his stepfather with a 12-gauge shotgun in their Milton townhouse, Milton police said.
The shooting occurred during an argument at about 2:30 p.m. at 3153 Genesis Way, said Milton Police Capt. Shawn McCarty. The son was dead at the scene.
No other family members were present when the shooting occurred.
Police did not provide the identifies of the father or the son. The Associated Press reported that Eric Brandon was arrested Sunday and charged with killing his 16-year-old step-son.
Police have not released details about what triggered the argument or shooting.
On his Facebook profile, Brandon, 46, said he began working at UPS about 10 years ago after working six seasons as a park ranger in North Dakota and serving six years in the U.S. Army in the 1980s.
During his years in the Army from 1984-1990, Brandon said, he served as a doorgunner in the 82nd Airborne Division’s Combat Aviation Battalion, and as a peacekeeper in Egypt’s Sinai desert.
He listed few details about his family, but listed the National Rifle Association and the Wounded Warriors Project as interests.
Milton police spokesman McCarty said the father was taken into custody after he called police, and is being questioned by detectives at the Milton police department.
The small townhouse complex is near the Deerfield Place shopping center, northeast of Alpharetta.
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