Teen Calls 911 in Violent Family Fight

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    A husband and wife were hospitalized after a violent altercation that caused their frightened son to call police.

    San Diego police responded to Esmeraldas Drive in Tierrasanta around 12:30 a.m. Monday after a teenage resident called 911.

    The teen told police he heard a gunshot and arguing in the home. He then climbed out of a side window to escape.

    When police arrived, the teen’s 47-year-old father came outside the home holding an assault rifle officers told NBC 7 San Diego.

    Teen Calls 911 in Violent Family Fight

    [DGO] Teen Calls 911 in Violent Family Fight
    A husband and wife were hospitalized after a violent altercation that caused their frightened son to call police. NBC 7's Mari Payton reports.

    Despite attempts to talk him down, the man shot himself in the face police said.

    Inside the home, officers found the man’s 50-year-old wife. They say it appears the man had attempted to strangle his wife.

    Both parents were taken to a nearby hospital and were expected to survive their injuries.
     

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