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Man accused of shooting father in the head

A man is being held on a $1 million bond after Jonesboro police say he shot his father in the...
A man is being held on a $1 million bond after Jonesboro police say he shot his father in the head.(Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 6:26 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2021 at 4:52 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A man is being held on a $1 million bond after Jonesboro police say he shot his father in the head.

The shooting happened Monday, Nov. 22, in the 7800-block of Stanley Road.

According to court documents, 23-year-old Noah Nathaniel Nickerson called 911 and told the operator he had shot his father.

When officers arrived, they found the victim sitting in a recliner with a gunshot wound to his head.

An ambulance took the victim to the hospital, while officers took Nickerson into custody.

During questioning, Nickerson claimed he “told his father he had been molested as a child by another family member.”

When his father dismissed his claims, Nickerson “grabbed a gun a put it to his own head,” the affidavit stated. “Noah then stated that his father began to tell him ‘shoot me.’ Noah stated he pointed the firearm at his father and fired the gun.”

At the time of Nickerson’s first appearance in court, his father remained “unresponsive” in critical condition.

On Nov. 24, Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause to charge Nickerson with criminal attempt and set his bond at $1 million. He will be arraigned Jan. 19.

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