Man Fatally Shoots Son During Fight: DeSoto Police

Elijah Moore, 38, died at the scene

William Daniel "Bill" Moore
DeSoto Police Department

A man fatally shot his adult son during a fight Friday night in DeSoto, police say.

Officers were called about 10:30 p.m. after the victim's teenage son went to a neighbor's house and told them his grandfather had just shot his father, police said.

Officers used a ballistic shield when they went into the home in the 200 block of Rob Lane. Once detained, William Daniel "Bill" Moore said his son was dead and could be found further inside the house, police said.

Officers found Elijah Moore, 38, unresponsive on the utility room floor with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A handgun was found nearby.

William Moore was arrested and booked into the Tri-City Jail on a murder charge. Child Protective Services took custody of Elijah Moore's 16-year-old son, police said.

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