Mars Hill father charged after son shot in head - FOX Carolina 21

Mars Hill father charged after son shot in head

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John Benton Wilson (Madison Co. Sheriff's Office) John Benton Wilson (Madison Co. Sheriff's Office)
MARS HILL, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A Mars Hill man was shot in the head by his father early Wednesday morning, according to Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood.

The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. at 114 Travis Shelton Rd.

Harwood said that arriving deputies found 33-year-old John Christopher Wilson lying in the hallway, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He said that it appeared Wilson was shot by his father, 64-year-old John Benton Wilson.

The son was taken to Mission Hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries, Harwood said.

The elder Wilson was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of schedule VI marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in jail on $1,002,000 bond.

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