06/05/2013 01:52 pm ET Updated Jun 05, 2013

John Wesley Morgan Killed Father With AK-47 At Family Auto Parts Shop, Georgia Police Say

A Georgia man fatally shot his father with an AK-47, because he claimed that his 79-year-old dad had threatened him at their family-owned car shop, authorities say.

John Wesley Morgan, Jr., 48, called 911 and waited to surrender to officers following the shooting last Wednesday afternoon at Morgan Auto Parts in Stockbridge, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

I shot him with an AK-47," Morgan told the emergency operator. "There ain’t no way he’s breathing,” he said during the recorded conversation released to Channel 2 Action News.

Morgan claimed during the 911 call that he acted in self-defense.

“He came in here wanting to fight me, and had his hands in his pocket and I didn’t have no choice but to shoot him,”

Asked if his father was alive, Morgan said, "No, he ain’t. He’s dead.”

Morgan cooperated with officers when they arrived on the scene.

"The shooter was actually located inside the garage area, sitting at a desk," Henry County Police Major Jason Bolton told 11 Alive. "Officers encountered him, ordered him to the ground, he complied."

It remains unclear if the father, John Wesley Morgan, was carrying a weapon, WSB reports.

Morgan is charged with murder.



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