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Spotsylvania man charged in son’s shooting
By KEITH EPPS
A Spotsylvania County man was charged with malicious wounding Saturday after shooting his son in a dispute involving the son’s older brother, police said.
The incident occurred about 8 p.m. in the 8600 block of Laroque Run Drive in Spotsylvania, Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Harvey said.
When deputies arrived, they found 30-year-old Danen Roh with a gunshot wound to his left shoulder.
His father, 49-year-old Daniel Roh, was putting pressure on the wound and told police he shot his son because he feared for his life.
Harvey said the investigation revealed that Danen Roh had been arguing with his parents all evening regarding their decision to visit his older brother in Washington. Harvey said the two brothers don’t get along, and the younger brother was upset about his parents’ visit.
Danen Roh was eventually told to leave his parents’ home. He did, Harvey said, but said he was going to get a gun, return to the residence and kill them. The younger son lives about five minutes away.
The parents were upstairs when the son returned about 7:45 p.m. The father confronted the son from the top of the steps and told him to leave. When the son refused, the father fired one shot into the son’s shoulder and immediately administered first aid until rescue workers arrived.
Danen Roh was treated at a local hospital and is in stable condition, Harvey said. The son had no weapon on him.
Harvey said the warrant charging Daniel Roh was obtained at the suggestion of an assistant county prosecutor, but the investigation is continuing. Daniel Roh was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.