10-Year-Old Shot by His Father: Forest Hill Police

By Kevin Cokely
|  Monday, Apr 21, 2014  |  Updated 7:47 PM CDT
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Byron Nesbitt, 32, is in the Forest Hill city jail, charged with shooting his 10-year-old son during an argument with his wife.

Kevin Cokely, NBC 5 News

Byron Nesbitt, 32, is in the Forest Hill city jail, charged with shooting his 10-year-old son during an argument with his wife.

A 10-year-old boy remains hospitalized at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth after police in Forest Hill say he was shot by his own father.

Byron Nesbitt, 32, was arrested and charged with shooting his son in the course of an argument with his wife.

Investigators said Nesbitt's wife called 911 shortly after midnight early Sunday morning, when he arrived home intoxicated.

There was an argument and according to police, Nesbitt's wife piled their kids and others into a van, about six of them in all, and tried to drive away.

"As she was fleeing, the husband attacked, beating on the windshield with a handgun, and as she was leaving, he fired several shots at the van," said Forest Hill Police Capt. Jerry Cosby. "At least one of the bullets had penetrated the van and came through and struck the 10-year-old in the hip."

Nesbitt already faces some serious charges and possibly more after the case is filed with the district attorney's office.

Forest Hill police said the boy is expected to make a full recovery. Nesbitt posted $75,000 bond and was released from jail at 6 p.m. Monday.

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