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Man charged with attempted murder after Brentwood police say he shot his son

Brentwood Police are investigating a shooting on Brentwood Pointe.
Brentwood Police are investigating a shooting on Brentwood Pointe.
Brentwood Police are investigating a shooting on Brentwood Pointe.
Posted at 1:35 AM, Oct 26, 2021

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Brentwood man is facing attempted murder charges after police say he shot his son during an argument.

According to Brentwood police, 72-year-old Roy Laird was in an argument with his 44-year-old son Chris Laird on Monday night in the Brentwood Pointe area. During the argument, Roy Laird allegedly shot his son multiple times. Chris Laird was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for surgery and is in critical condition,

On Tuesday, Roy Laird was charged with attempted murder. His bond was set at $1 million.

There are resources for people and families affected by domestic violence. The Tennessee Domestic Violence Helpline is available 24/7 at 1-800-356-6767.

According to the state, there were more than 69,000 domestic violence incidents reported in Tennessee in 2020. Earlier this month, Gov. Bill Lee proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the state of Tennessee.