Affidavit: Argument over walker led to shooting in North Nashville

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A man accused of shooting his son during an argument Tuesday at a home in North Nashville has been arrested.

Michael Phillips, 52, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Metro police were called Tuesday to a home on 12th Avenue North near Cockrill Street for a reported shooting.

According to an arrest affidavit, Phillips told officers he shot his son in the hand and his son had already been transported to a hospital by private vehicle.

Phillips said he arrived home from medical treatment with his son and his son’s girlfriend and there was an argument because Phillips’ son believed the suspect threw his walker at him, the paperwork stated.

Police said Phillips was carried up the steps by his son and placed on his bed, but Phillips believed his son threw him onto the bed so Phillips grabbed a handgun from his dresser and shot his son.

Detectives reported the victim was uncooperative at first and then stated that his father had shot him but he did not want to get him in trouble.

Police said the handgun used was located between the mattress of the suspect’s bed.

Phillips was expected to appear in court Thursday. His bond was set at $10,000.

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