From the North Andover (MA) Eagle-Tribune of March 30, 2006
Father claims self defense in shooting of sonUPDATE: I have removed the family name in the interests of their privacy. The original article is no longer available online.
A father who shot his son in the arm Tuesday night said he acted in self defense to prevent his son from assaulting him and his wife with a metal pipe.
Police told John  Jr., 30, the son of John  Sr., that he was under arrest Monday while he was en route to Elliot Hospital in Manchester.
Officials said  Jr. drove to his parents' home at 21 King Charles Drive on Monday and smashed in their glass storm door with a metal pipe he brought with him. Police believe his actions stemmed from an earlier argument he had with his parents about his pregnant girlfriend.
Court documents reveal  Jr. threatened to kill his parents multiple times before  Sr. fired at least two shots at his son with a .38-caliber pistol, injuring the younger man's left arm. Detectives confiscated the gun and the metal pipe as evidence for their investigation.
Police said they initially responded to a call from neighbor Kenneth Tomaswick, who lives directly across the street. Tomaswick told officials he heard tires squealing and three minutes later gun shots at the  home.
His story coincides with the written statement police received from  Sr.'s wife, Linda . She told police she had been chatting online with her son Monday night when she told him she thought his girlfriend's pregnancy was a mistake.