Son charged in shooting death of father at Douglas County home

Credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

A 22-year-old is charged in his father’s murder after the man was found shot to death Saturday inside his Douglas County home, officials said.

Deputies were called to the 1400 block of Fall Creek Trace about noon and found 58-year-old Earl Kyler dead, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Within a few hours, his son was identified as a suspect, authorities said.

Javon Earl Kyler, a resident of Hephzibah, turned himself in late Saturday night after learning through family that he was wanted in the incident, the sheriff’s office said. He is charged with murder, aggravated stalking and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Hephzibah is in Richmond County, about 14 miles from Augusta.

Authorities did not provide a motive for the shooting.

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