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David Carrender Shot And Killed Son Following Argument About Watching Football: Cops

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Shooting victim Wyatt Carrender (right) with his girlfriend, Sabrina Canfield (left)
Shooting victim Wyatt Carrender (right) with his girlfriend, Sabrina Canfield (left)

He was shot dead in front of his pregnant girlfriend, and police said that it was his own father who pulled the trigger.

Indiana police arrested David Carrender, 49, on Sunday after his 19-year-old son, Wyatt Carrender, was gunned down at the family home in Martinsville. Police said that the younger Carrender was shot six times by his father with a handgun following an argument about watching football on television.

Sabrina Canfield, who is three months pregnant, told police that she watched as her boyfriend was shot outside an upstairs bedroom by his father. She said that David Carrender drank 10 beers and several whiskey shots while watching football at a bar with Wyatt, who was his designated driver.

According to court documents, the Carrenders began arguing at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Indianapolis once Wyatt insisted that it was time to go home. David Carrender wanted to stay, and they argued in the car on the way home.

Upon arriving home, the dispute escalated and Wyatt Carrender head-butted his father, sending him tumbling down some stairs. Police said that's when the elder Carrender got his gun.

According to the Indiana Daily Student, Canfield told police that before he pulled the trigger David Carrender said, "I always knew I was going to have to do something like this.”

David Carrender faces murder charges in the shooting death of his son

WISH-TV interviewed a neighbor, Tony White, who said he heard "four or five" gunshots.

"I heard what I assumed was the young boy's girlfriend scream. She was asking him (the father) why he had done it. She was just in terrible shape," White told the station.

David Carrender confessed to shooting his son and was arrested on a preliminary murder charge. He was held without bail Monday, according to Morgan County Sheriff Robert Downing.

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