Son Shoots and Kills His Abusive Father In Defense of His Mother

October 8 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired:
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Source: Archive: None

stock_shotgin22 Stock photo. The actual type of firearm used in this incident is currently unknown.

This is a sad story all around out of Bay County, Florida. However, without the son taking action, it is likely his mother would be dead or grievously injured today.

Here is the press release from the sheriff’s office:

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 2:39 p.m. today in reference to a domestic dispute at 4524 Gore Road in the Allenton community. Deputies arriving found one man dead at the scene and another in need of medical attention. Both had been shot.

BCSO Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene responded to investigate the incident.

Investigators have learned that the couple living in the home began a domestic argument earlier in the afternoon. As the argument escalated, the wife took her cell phone and fled the home to hide in the woods and the husband, James Ivey, age 41, got into his truck and drove away. The couple’s son, Kyle Ivey, age 21, drove up to the home a short time later. Finding the home empty, he called his mother on his phone. Upon receiving his call, his mother came out of hiding and joined her son at the home. A short time later, James Ivey returned to the home and continued arguing with his wife.

As the argument once again escalated, the son, Kyle Ivey, placed himself between them. According to his mother, Kyle attempted several times to calm his father, James, and protect his mother. James responded by going into his room and getting a firearm and stating he was going to kill his wife. Kyle Ivey got his own firearm and two began to shoot at each other.

Mrs. Ivey rant to a neighbor’s home to have them call 911 and returned to administer to her son who had been shot in the abdomen but was still alive. James Ivey was dead at the scene. The body has been turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. Kyle Ivey remains in a local hospital.

The investigation continues.

This is the 120th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Florida and the 1,312th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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