October 6, 2014 5:15 pm -

The son of a Harrisburg, North Carolina town councilman was rushed to the hospital after police said he was shot during an altercation with his father at their home on Sunday night, according to WGHP.

[su_center_ad]Police say that 31-year-old Phillip Cowherd IV was shot when a gun went off during an altercation with his father, Town Councilman Phillip Cowherd III, at around 6:30 p.m. at their home.

“There appears to have been an altercation between Mr. Cowherd and his son,” Cabarrus County Chief Deputy Paul Hunt said. “A gunshot went, off striking the son.”

The injuries were reportedly not to be life-threatening.

Investigators say there were four or five other people in the home at the time of the altercation and shooting.

The details are scant and it’s not known who fired the gun at this time

Investigators are trying to determine whether the shooting was accidental. They plan to confer with the Cabarrus District Attorney’s office early this week to decide whether charges will be filed,  according to the Charlotte Observer. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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10 responses to Son Shot During Altercation With North Carolina Councilman Father

  1. edmeyer_able October 6th, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Of course it was an accident, the gun was just a prop to show the strength of the owners argument.

  2. annaaurora October 6th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    What a name….

  3. tiredoftea October 6th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    “Investigators are trying to determine whether the shooting was accidental”, must be because the son is still alive.

  4. whatthe46 October 6th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    trying to determine if charges should be filed? they were in an argument, the father shot the son and their deciding…? a woman is facing another trial for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband where she could spend 20 yrs in prison. hummmm?

    • rg9rts October 7th, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Political influence

      • Gindy51 October 7th, 2014 at 7:47 am

        Coupled with white privilege.

  5. Daniel Jacobsen October 6th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks to the NRA we can shoot our kids now when they get out of hand !!!!!!

  6. Dcbos October 6th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Guns don’t shoot people; relatives do.

  7. tracey marie October 6th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    So an elected official has a son who he argued with and a gun may or may not have gone off accidentialy…how does that happen, if you have a gun in your hand you have it there to use, or you have no concept of why you have a gun

  8. rg9rts October 7th, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Like I said….the NRA will have a very difficult time choosing the shooter of the month…