Son Uses Handgun To Save Mom From Hammer-Wielding Attacker

A Memphis man used a handgun to protect his mom from her belligerent boyfriend who was wielding a hammer and a wrench.

According to News Channel 3, "Tony Hardin was in the middle of heated of with his live-in girl friend and her adult son." Police say Hardin "ran after the two with a hammer and wrench, and threatened to kill them."

The mother and son managed to escape Hardin, but in the process "the son fired several shots at him" and struck him in the back.

Hardin collapsed in the front yard. 

The son was taken into police custody "but not charged." He told police he shot Hardin in self-defense.

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