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Father shot son in the leg during dispute, police say

(Steve Landeen, KSL TV)


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HOYTSVILLE, Summit County — A 26-year-old man who was allegedly attacking members of his family was shot in the leg by his father early Friday, police say.

Deputies were called just after 7 a.m. to a residence in Hoytsville on a domestic violence situation that involved a possible shooting. When they arrived they found a father had shot his adult son in the upper calf, said Summit County Sheriff's Lt. Andrew Wright.

Derrick N. Christenson, who police say was intoxicated, was shot once with a handgun in his lower leg after he assaulted several family members, according to police. He was treated for the gunshot wound at an area hospital and then booked into the Summit County Jail.

Police say Christenson was booked for investigation of child abuse, aggravated assault and assault, domestic violence, domestic violence in the presence of a child, criminal mischief and intoxication.

No other injuries were reported. No charges had been filed against the father as of Friday; the incident will be reviewed by the Summit County Attorney's Office.

Contributing: McKenna Park

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