Father accused of shooting son in Lebanon

Indianapolis Area Crime

LEBANON, Ind. — A man shot in Lebanon Monday told police his father was the one who pulled the trigger, according to the Lebanon Police Department.

Police were called to the 200 block of East Washington Street shortly after 5:30 p.m. in response to a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived to find a 28-year-old Lebanon man with a gunshot wound to his upper left shoulder. Police say he was taken to an Indianapolis hospital in stable condition.

According to LPD, the man told officers that his father, 50-year-old Eric S. Kidwell, shot him. Police were able to quickly find Kidwell and placed him into custody. He was taken to the police department to speak with detectives before being taken to the Boone County Jail.

Kidwell is facing preliminary charges of battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery.

Police stated the handgun believed to be used in the shooting was recovered the following day.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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