- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina say a man shot and wounded his son to prevent him from burning himself and a home in Columbia.

Multiple media outlets reported that 31-year-old Felton Wayne Swindler doused himself with gasoline and tried to set himself and the house on fire Tuesday morning. Richland County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Brittany Scott says Swindler’s father shot him to prevent the fires.

Deputies responded to the incident and took Swindler to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Scott says authorities arrested Swindler on charges of attempted arson and assault and battery. She says Swindler’s father has not been charged.


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