Man charged with shooting with intent to kill; victim was his father

Man charged with shooting with intent to kill; victim was his father

An Edmond man reportedly told law enforcement that if he wanted to shoot his dad he would not have missed. Now the man says he should not be charged with shooting with intent to kill.

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The Logan County Sheriff’s Office was sent to 351 W. Charter Oak Road in the morning hours of Feb. 11. about an incident.

In a written statement to a deputy, a man says he went to wake his son to see if he wanted to go to the airport with him. He says his son, Larry Guthrie Jr., told him no and asked where his cat was. At the same time, the dad said Guthrie Jr. reached for a pistol and pointed it at him.

The dad says as he was leaving the bedroom, Guthrie Jr. fired a shot at him, but was not hit.

According to court papers, Guthrie Jr. told investigators he was asleep when his dad came in and asked if he wanted to go to the airport. After saying no, Guthrie Jr. says his dad continued to try and get him up by kicking the bed.

This is when Guthrie Jr. says he pulled a Sig Saur 9mm pistol from under his pillow in an attempt to get his dad to leave him alone. Guthrie Jr. told the investigator that is when he had an accidental discharge from the gun.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Guthrie Jr. said if he wanted to shoot his dad, he would not have missed due to his military training and proficiency with firearms.

Turns out the pistol was reported stolen out of Oklahoma City.

Guthrie Jr., 55, was charged with shooting intent to kill, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and concealing stolen property.

He reportedly told investigators they may have felonious pointing a firearm and felonious discharge (charges), but not shooting with intent to kill.

Guthrie Jr. was given a $100,000 bond and a court date of Feb. 23 at 9 a.m.

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