Police: Son shot father after argument over truck

Published 10:53 am Monday, August 31, 2020

An argument over a pickup truck led to the shooting of a Troy man and the arrest of his son.

Police say the argument began at a residence in the 200 block of Jones Street. Willie Edward Bray, 51, and his son, Willie Jamel Bray, 26, were arguing about the use of a truck. The argument began inside the house, turned physical and continued outside the residence, according to a statement from Troy Police.

That’s when the younger Bray produced a handgun and shot his father, the statement says.

Police found the elder Bran on Peacock Street at about 7:25 a.m.,  after responding to a call. He had been shot once in the abdomen and was transported to Troy Regional Medical Center then to a Montgomery Hospital for treatment.

A search warrant for the residence yielded the handgun used the shooting, the statement said.

Willie Jamel Bray, 26, was charged with domestic violence first degree and was being held on a $100,000 bond in the Pike County Jail.

The case remains under investigation.