Investigators: Father justified in shooting death of son

CAVE CITY, AR (KAIT & AP) – Sharp County authorities say no charges will be filed against a man who shot and killed his son near Cave City.

Investigators say Doug Brinkley was justified in shooting 37-year-old Bryan Brinkley after Bryan Brinkley threatened him with a firearm.

Police say the incident stemmed from a previous family dispute. No other information has been released on the events leading up to the shooting.

No charges will be filed in this case.

The Sharp County Sheriff's Department, Cave City Police Department, Arkansas State Police, and Spring River Ambulance Service all responded to this shooting.

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