- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

UNION, Mo. (AP) - Prosecutors in Franklin County have dropped charges against a 67-year-old man accused of shooting his son, because the son died of a heroin overdose.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1zX67pT ) reports that 39-year-old Nathaniel Crow was shot in the chest in January, but survived. His father, Charles Crow, was charged with first-degree assault. Witnesses said the son was retrieving a vehicle in his father’s possession and the men argued before the shooting.

Franklin County prosecutor Bob Parks says Nathaniel Crow died recently of a heroin overdose in Union. Parks says testimony from Nathaniel Crow was necessary to prosecute his father.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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