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Walton County Man charged with killing son

Sheriff says 2 had been arguing throughout the day

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Jack Duval Low Sr., 58, of Monroe, Ga., was arrested Friday morning, April 26, 2019, and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of his son the previous night.

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 12:22 pm

MONROE, Ga. — A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his son.

Jack Duval Low Sr., 58, of Monroe, was booked into the Walton County Detention Center shortly after 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Sheriff Joe Chapman said Low has confessed to shooting his son late Thursday night.

“It was a domestic dispute,” Chapman said. “They had been arguing throughout the day. The son fired some, I guess you could say warning shots. They lived side by side, is my understanding, then the father went out and returned fire.”

Low was arrested at his home at 2750 Whitney Road SE.

Jail records indicate Low is charged with murder, burglary, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.

Capt. Kirk McLeroy of the Sheriff’s Office said deputies received the call of a shooting at 10:34 p.m. Thursday on Whitney Road.

“When deputies arrived, they were able to locate the victim, and he was deceased at that time.”

The victim was 37-year-old Jack Low Jr.

McLeroy declined to describe the subject of the fight but agreed with Chapman it was a “domestic argument.”

The burglary charge came from Low allegedly entering his son’s home without authorization earlier in the day, McLeroy said. The shooting, though, occurred outside.

“There were several incidents throughout the day,” he said.

McLeroy said the investigation is ongoing and evidence will be submitted to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab.

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