Pike County man charged with killing 22-year-old son

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 4 at 12:13 PM

 (KMOV) – A Pike County man was charged for the shooting death of his son following an argument over the weekend.  

Witnesses say Michael Lee Phillips, 45, shot his 22-year-old son Jeff Chisholm in the neck after the two reportedly got into an argument on September 1.

According to police, Phillips said “He came at me so I had to shoot him.” He also claimed to have fired a warning shot at Chisholm before firing the fatal shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Phillips was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

He is being held at the Pike County Jail on a $200,000 cast-only bond. 

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