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.

    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. (Published Monday, Jan 14, 2013)

    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.

    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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