UPDATE: Father turns himself in after shooting son outside Tazewell restaurant, police say

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TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) — 7/9/2020 12:50 p.m. UPDATE: A father turned himself in, after Tazewell Police said he shot his son outside an area restaurant.

Christopher Allen Asbury Sr. turned himself in to police after being released from the hospital, according to Chief David Mills. Investigators said he shot and injured his son, Christopher Allen Asbury Jr., after an argument between the two escalated outside the Seven restaurant in Tazewell Wednesday night. What started the argument is still unknown at this time.

Asbury Sr. is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Asbury Jr. was also released from the hospital.

Stick with 59 News as this story continues to develop.


TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) — 7/8/2020 10:40 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY: An argument turned into a shooting in Tazewell, leaving two men injured.

Tazewell Police Chief David Mills told 59 News officers received a call for a shooting outside the Seven restaurant at around 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020. When they arrived, they found two men injured outside the business.

Mills confirmed the two men, who were not identified, were a father and son. Investigators determined the two had a argument inside the restaurant, which later moved outside. The fight escalated to a shooting, when at least one of them came back from their vehicle with a gun and fired.

Mills said the son was airlifted to Bristol Regional Medical Center and the father was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Both are in stable condition.

Investigators are further examining the details, but Mills confirmed there will be criminal charges, including malicious wounding and discharging a firearm.

Tazewell County Sheriff’s deputies and Virginia State troopers also responded to the scene.

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