Father Shoots Son South of Dayton

DAYTON, January 24, 2014 - At approximately 3:47pm this evening, Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Dunn responded to a shooting call at 1136 CR 450 in south Liberty County where James Albert Nesler, age 63 reported to the dispatcher that he had just shot his son, J.A. Nesler, age 27. Sgt. Investigators Kenny Dagle and Billy Knox conducted the investigation with assistance from District Attorney Logan Pickett and Texas Ranger Brandon Bess who also responded to the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the younger Nesler lives at the home of his father, James Nesler and that a family argument took place between them. At some point, according to James Nesler, his son came towards him in a threatening manner. It was at this point that Mr. Nesler fired one shot from a hand gun, striking his son in the chest.

Justice of the Peace, Judge Berry Graves pronounced the younger Nesler deceased at the scene and ordered an autopsy.

James Nesler was transported to the Sheriff’s Department where, at the present time, Sgt. Knox and Sgt. Dagle are interviewing the witnesses. At this time a decision on charges has not been made and won’t be until the investigation is complete and all statements and evidence obtained.

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