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Abilene father in critical condition after son allegedly shoots him twice

Published On: May 02 2013 07:34:51 AM CDT
Updated On: May 03 2013 12:26:29 PM CDT
Jonathan Rodriguez

Jonathan Rodriguez, 21, was arrested after allegedly shooting his father, 60-year-old Juan Rodriguez, during an argument in May 2013 in the 2800 block of South 22nd Street.

Abilene Police Officer Willie Ford said police arrived to find Juan Rodriguez with a gunshot wound to the back of his shoulder.

ABILENE, Texas -

A 60-year-old man is in critical condition Friday after his son allegedly shot him twice Thursday morning.

The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Thursday in the 2800 block of South 22nd Street.

Abilene Police Officer Willie Ford said police arrived to find Juan Rodriguez, the suspect’s father, with a gunshot wound to the back of his shoulder and hand.

A woman on the scene told police her son, Jonathan Rodriquez, came home and began acting "out of character," possibly under the influence of substance. The mother said he then began to argue with her, pulled out a pistol, and fired three shots.

Police report a struggle ensued while attempting to take the suspect into custody. Ford said an officer was taken to a hospital with a shoulder injury. The officer was treated and released.

Juan Rodriguez was taken to Hendrick Medical Center. Jonathan Rodriquez was detained and taken to jail where he is being held on charges of aggravated assault and family violence. He also faces drug charges and is jailed on $175,000 total bond.