Father shot dead, teen son arrested in Liberty County

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A Liberty County teenager is being charged with the murder of his father.

Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, at a home on Wilkins Road.

Upon arrival, they found James McCray, 43, deceased.

According to the sheriff’s office, McCray got into an argument with his son and things escalated from there.

“It’s a tragedy,” said Sheriff Steve Sikes said, adding, “I don’t know where we’re going. It’s just getting worse and worse.”

Investigators say the family is devastated.

The teen’s name has not been released. He is being held at the youth detention center in Claxton and is expected to be tried as an adult.

Lewis Levine of Coastal News Service contributed to this story.

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