Prosecutors have determined that a 37-year-old Murdock man acted in self-defense when he shot his father to death on Father’s Day.
David Bouzek will not be charged in the death of 61-year-old Gary Bouzek June 16th.
Cass County Attorney Nathan Cox says the office’s investigation concluded that David Bouzek shot and killed his father after Gary Bouzek charged at his son.
According to the report, a banging on the side of his house woke David Bouzek and his girlfriend early in the morning. Bouzek found his father hammering on the side of the house. He returned to the home and came back with a small caliber rifle to confront his father. Bouzek told investigators he had borrowed the rifle from his neighbor, because he was afraid of his father.
Gary Bouzek ran at his son with the hammer. David Bouzek shot him in the head.