Liberty County teen arrested after father shot, killed

Liberty County teen arrested after father shot, killed

LIBERTY CO., GA (WTOC) - Investigators have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection to a man found dead Sunday night on Wilkins Road, just outside of Midway.

According to the Coastal News Service, a father was shot and killed following an altercation with his son.

Liberty County sheriff's deputies responded to the home around 7:30 p.m. to find 43-year-old James McCray dead. Sheriff Steve Sikes says upon further investigation, the boy was arrested and charged as an adult with the murder of his father.

The teen is expected to make a first appearance in superior court Monday afternoon at the Liberty County Justice Center in Hinesville. The sheriff says the teen will be held at the Youth Detention Center in Claxton after his court appearance.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday at the GBI Crime Lab.

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