Sheriff: Man Allegedly Shoots Brother in Self-Defense

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California’s Shasta County Sheriff’s Office says a man shot his own brother in self-defense Wednesday.

Action News Now reports that 35-year-old Joshua Snyder allegedly threatened his own mother with a gun and fired a round toward her. He allegedly later pointed a gun at his brother, Jeffrey, who was armed and did not appreciate having a gun pointed towards him.

Joshua allegedly walked toward Jeffrey while pointing the gun at him and Jeffrey responded by shooting Joshua in the chest.

KRCR reports that police arrived to find Joshua lying wounded in the garage. He was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

Police believe Jeffrey acted in self-defense but criminal charges could be filed against Joshua, should he survive.

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