Shooting death ruled self defense

JENKINSVILLE – Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call on St. Barnabas Church Road on Nov. 23, where a father was reportedly being threatened with a knife by “the subject,” later identified as his son, Horace Lyles Richards, 29.

While in route, deputies were advised by dispatch that the father had been cut and that he had shot Richards, according to the incident report.

When deputies arrived, they reported finding the father on the front porch of the home with another deputy, and the son was lying on the floor of a bedroom inside the home, with an injury to the left hip area consistent with being shot.  After arriving on the scene, EMS determined that the son was deceased.

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s office reported that it was later ruled that the shooting was in self-defense.

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