14-Year-Old Charged In Father's Shooting Death In White County

Posted at 11:56 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 14:36:23-04

A 14-year-old has been accused of shooting and killing his father in White County. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the incident happened Thursday night at a home on Crossville Highway in Sparta. 

When deputies arrived, they found a 47-year-old deceased male with a gunshot wound. One other person was home at the time. 

It's unclear what led up to the shooting. 

The juvenile was charged with voluntary manslaughter via a juvenile petition. He was not identified.

Authorities said he’s being held in juvenile detention. A hearing was scheduled in juvenile court on Monday.