DAD SHOOTS SON IN LEG AF­TER THREATS

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Jesse Paul

A 34-year-old man with a his­tory of threat­en­ing to kill his par­ents was shot in the leg by his fa­ther Wed­nes­day evening and then ar­rested by Foun­tain po­lice of­fi­cers.

Michael Jones was booked into the El Paso County jail on sus­pi­cion of mis­de­meanor men­ac­ing and sec­ond-de­gree bur­glary re­lated to the 6 p.m. con­flict on the 800 block of Can­dlestar Loop, ac­cord­ing to Foun­tain po­lice.

Jones was shot af­ter he re­fused to leave his par­ents’ home af­ter act­ing vi­o­lently and ag­gres­sively to­ward his fa­ther and other fam­ily mem­bers, Foun­tain po­lice said.

“Af­ter threat­en­ing to kill his fa­ther, Jones was asked to leave nu­mer­ous times. How­ever, re­fused to do so,” Foun­tain po­lice said in a news release. “Jones then ad­vanced on his fa­ther, threat­en­ing to kill him, at which time the fa­ther shot Jones once in the leg.”

Jones fled in a ve­hi­cle but was ap­pre­hended nearby. He was treated for a non-lifethreat­en­ing gun­shot wound be­fore be­ing taken to jail.

None of Jones’ fam­ily mem­bers was hurt.

Foun­tain po­lice said Jones was re­leased from prison in October af­ter serv­ing time re­lated to a sim­i­lar en­counter with his par­ents in 2011, dur­ing which he fired gun­shots into their home.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the sit­u­a­tion re­mains on­go­ing.

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