A 70-year-old man is alleged to have shot his son – because he didn’t like his country music karaoke singing.
William Oller Sr told his son ‘I’m going to shut you up’ before getting a handgun from his truck car and shooting his son four times.
William Oller Jr was shot in shoulder, arm and chest and also sustained a head wound during the fight with his father outside their home in Redding California.
Police said the confrontation had been sparked when Oller Jr, 50, refused to turn off his karaoke singing machine.
Investigators did not reveal what specific song Oller Jr had been singing along with that caused the argument.
An arrest warrant revealed that Oller Sr told his son words to the effect ‘I’m going to shut you up’ before grabbing a semi automatic handgun.
When his son followed his father outside the pair grappled and he was shot multiple times. …
Oller Sr was shot in the leg as the father and son fought over the gun.
He told paramedics: ‘I can’t believe he shot me’ as he waited to be transported to hospital.
Oller Jr was treated for non life threatening injuries at hospital from the .22 calibre bullets and is expected to make a full recovery.
His father appeared in Shasta County Superior Court on attempted murder and other charges and was remanded in custody in lieu of $500,000 bond.
Oller Jr’s lawyer John Kucera said his client does not wish to see his father prosecuted.
Reminds me of that line by Bill Cosby, “I brought you into this world and I can take you out.”
I was also shot once in Redding, California. I was not singing at the time, however.