PD: Man accused of shooting father in argument over food

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 17:00:08-04

PHOENIX — A man was arrested for shooting his father in the hip with a shotgun in an argument over food and household chores over the weekend.

Phoenix police report that on Saturday afternoon they responded to a shooting call near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Once on scene, officers found a man who was reportedly shot in the hip and struck with the butt of a shotgun in his face.

The victim allegedly told police that his son, 35-year-old John David Wyble, shot him in the hip and hit him in the face with the gun.

According to police, the victim reported that he "has been on (Wyble's) case about not helping around the house and eating his food." He allegedly challenged Wyble to hit him or shoot him. Wyble then reportedly went to his room, retrieved shotgun shells, and shot his father.

Police located Wyble a few blocks away after he called the police saying that he shot his father. Wyble said he intended to shoot the victim in the leg to scare him but aimed too high, according to court records.

He also reportedly told police that he felt threatened by the victim but admitted that the victim had no weapon.

Wyble was given a $100,000 bond after being arrested for attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault.