OKLAHOMA CITY — Police say a family argument turned deadly after a man was forced to shoot his brother Friday.
Police cars surrounded a home on the 1600 block of N. Fordson Dr. responding to shots fired.
MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “This was a case where one brother shot another brother, he was basically defending their mother.”
When police arrived 40-year-old Michael Hall had been shot and was fighting for his life.
“He confronted his mom in the garage armed with a knife and he demanded money from her,” Knight said. “She refused to give him money and tried to retreat into the home, he followed her in the home and attacked her.”
Officers say that’s when Hall’s older brother grabbed a gun and shot him.
According to court records, Hall had a violent criminal history that included multiple assault and battery convictions, strangulation and drug charges.
David Swope, L.P.C, said, “The holidays can be a really difficult time,” .
Swope says when dealing with family members who quickly become aggressive, compliance may be the safest option.
He said, “It’s best to think about personal family safety and to be compliant then talk reasonably and calmly to them. Call the police afterwards if you need to but you don’t want to upset that person any more than they are already upset.”
On scene, police collected evidence and spoke with those inside the home.
Hall was transported to an area hospital where he later died.