CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind (WLFI) - A Montgomery County man is charged in the death of hisbrother. The Montgomery County Prosecutor charged 23-year-old ChadByrd with Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter.
Chad Byrd is accused of killing 26-year-old Jacob Byrd onNovember 9th with a 20-gauge shotgun at their parents house nearNew Richmond.
According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, John Byrd stateshe was on the chair next to the couch on the victim's left side. Hestated that Chad Byrd, his younger son, was standing on the farside of the couch, to Jacob Byrd's right. He saw Chad Byrd raise ashotgun and shoot Jacob in the right side of the head. Thefather struggled with Chad Byrd to get control of the weapon. Heeventually let go of the gun and ran away. Chad Byrd was laterarrested walking along County Road 500 West.
Shirley Byrd was in the galley kitchen attached to the mainroom. She was about 10 feet behind Chad Byrd when she heard asingle shot. She turned to see her husband struggling with ChadByrd over the shotgun.
Neither parent could give authorities a motive for theshooting.
Court documents said while Chad Byrd was being booked into thejail, he made comments like - "I shouldn't have done that." Theofficer said Chad Byrd repeated that about three times. Whenofficers went to formally interview him, he declined to make astatement.
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