UPDATE: Son who fled scene, arrested for shooting father in Dearing

UPDATE: Son who fled scene, arrested for shooting father in Dearing
Taylor Phillips - McDuffie County Jail

DEARING, GA (WFXG) - The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office arrested a son early Wednesday morning after deputies say he shot his father Tuesday evening.

According to McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened Tuesday evening around 6 p.m. at 3724 Randall Rd. in Dearing.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg and was transported to the local hospital. The injury is not considered to be life threatening.

Taylor Phillips - McDuffie County Jail
Taylor Phillips - McDuffie County Jail

Authorities say that 22-year-old Taylor Phillips shot his father then left the scene in a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. At that time, criminal arrest warrants for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, and armed robbery were issued for Phillips.

Phillips was arrested Wednesday morning shortly after 8 a.m. without incident near the location of the shooting.

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