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Sunday, May 24, 2009

[CA] Police Cpt. Grisby defended his wife by shooting his son

FALLBROOK: Oceanside police captain shoots, wounds son Officials: Captain fired to stop son from attacking his mother Friday night
North County Timies
By SARAH GORDON - sgordon@nctimes.com
Saturday, May 23, 2009
FALLBROOK - An Oceanside Police Department captain shot and wounded his 25-year-old son after the young man reportedly attacked his mother at his parents' Fallbrook home early Saturday morning, authorities said. Reginald Grigsby is one of three Oceanside police captains who serve directly under the chief. The 27-year department veteran oversees Oceanside's 113 patrol officers as head of the department's Field Operations Division... Grigsby's son, Reginald Grigsby Jr., is a former San Diego State football player with a reported history of mental illness. Initial reports indicate that Grigsby was home with his wife, Desirah, on Friday night when their son showed up and got into an argument with his mother, sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos said. The dispute quickly turned violent, and Grigsby tried to defend his wife, Brugos said. Unable to stop the attack, Grigsby retrieved a handgun and shot his son. The police captain called the Sheriff's Department to report the shooting. Both Grigsby Jr. and Desirah Grigsby were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be survivable injuries, Brugos said. Their updated conditions were unavailable Saturday. Brugos did not release any further information about the alleged fight or the family's injuries... [Full article here]

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