UPDATE: Father Shoots Son in Mercer County


LASHMEET: A father is in prison after shooting his son and injuring the son’s girlfriend during an altercation on Tuesday night.

According to state police, Scottie Coomes, 60, shot his son Brandon Coomes in the neck using a shotgun. The incident happened around 9:30 on Tuesday night on Beeson Road in Lashmeet. Brandon’s girlfriend Kristina Piller also suffered blunt force trauma. Both were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition.

Police say Scottie broke into his son’s home and shot him once. They say the incident has been brewing for a while after Scottie says Brandon and Kristina stole items from him. They say alcohol was involved.

Scottie has been charged with attempted murder, malicious wounding, wanton endangerment, and burglary.

This story is continuing to develop so stick with Newswatch online and on-air as we learn more.



Rachel Ayers

Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More

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