UPDATE: Shooting victim in Medically Induced Coma, GoFundMe established
September 8, 2017 Share

UPDATE: Shooting victim in Medically Induced Coma, GoFundMe established

PHOTO: 911 was notified that shots had been fired Tuesday night on County Road 739 in Ider. A 24-year-old victim remains in critical condition at this time. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor 

tyler@southerntorch.com

IDER, Ala. — According to the family, the 24-year-old gunshot victim is currently in critical condition in a medically induced coma. He was transported by DeKalb Ambulance Service to Erlanger Hospital on Tuesday where he underwent surgery after being shot in the head. The incident took place in Ider (Correction from the original release, which stated “Henagar”) on County Road 739, with the victim’s father currently being held in the DeKalb County Jail.

Scott K. Slaton, 53, is currently being held in the DeKalb County Jail on charges of Obstructing Government Operations and Resisting Arrest. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

At approximately 9:30 pm on Tuesday, September 5th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a domestic dispute between father and son with shots fired at a residence. When Investigators, Deputies, Ider Police and Alabama State Troopers arrived on the scene, they found a 24 year old male that appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head.

The father, Scott K. Slaton, is still being held in the DeKalb County Jail on charges of Obstructing Government Operations and Resisting Arrest. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Website, bail has not yet been set. Slaton was arrested at the scene shortly after the incident.

The family asks for your thoughts and prayers, as well as privacy, which is best for his current condition. A GoFundMe.com page has been set up to help the victim. You can donate to help the family by clicking here. The victim has a fiancee and two young daughters. So far, $2560.00 of the $5000.00 goal has been raised.  

We’ll update again as this situation develops further. 

 

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