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1 dead, 1 hospitalized after father-son shooting in Perry

A father is in the hospital and his son dead after a shooting at the fire department at 1207 Washington Street Thursday.

PERRY, Ga. — UPDATE, 10:30 p.m.:

One man is dead and another in the hospital after a shooting at the Public Safety Building at 1207 Washington Street in Perry Thursday.

According to the Perry Police Department, two men, a father and son, pulled into the parking lot. 

The son, 44-year-old Miles Edes, was reported as having a mental health issue, and the father, 73-year-old William Edes, went to the fire department bay to get help. 

A firefighter noticed the younger Edes had a gun and went to get help, when the father and son began to fight over the gun. 

The gun went off, hitting the older Edes. The son then shot himself.

Police say Miles Edes was taken to the Perry Hospital where he later died.

William Edes was taken to the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent in Macon where he is listed in stable condition.

If you have any information on this case, you can call Captain Heath Dykes at the Perry Police Department at 478-988-2822