Elderly Greenwood man arrested on murder charge in son’s shooting

January 19, 2016 in News

fatal-shooting-generic-night-graphic-6000857-27474-ver10-640-480jpg-e1b5b3aa47fe4cc7GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — An elderly Greenwood man has been arrested on a murder charge in the shooting death of his son.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that witnesses told police that 43-year-old Freddy Lee Clay shot and killed himself on Saturday.

But Greenwood Police Chief Ray Moore told the newspaper that evidence at the scene contradicted those accounts.

Clay’s father, 70-year-old James Clay Jr., was arrested on a first-degree murder charge and ordered held without bail. He was being held at the Leflore County Jail.