Uncle Shoots Nephew

An argument over a pit bull Sunday night in Jackson County leads to a man shooting his nephew in the head. Sixty-eight year-old Derek Smith told Jackson County deputies he only meant to scare Tyrel Obiol when he fired the gun hear Obiol’s head.
Obiol and his cousin were fighting over the dog after the pit bull bit Obiol.
According to Smith, Obiol left his home on Old Mobile Highway, returned with a hunting knife and threatened to stab his cousin. That’s when Smith says he got the gun to break up the argument.
Obiol is now recovering at USA Medical Center in Mobile. His condition is not known at this time.
Smith is charged with aggravated assault.

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