Boaz man arrested; police say he was stalking person who fired deadly shot at his teenage son

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The shooting happened July 25, 2015 in Boaz. (File photo)

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Police have arrested a Boaz man whose teenage son was killed in July 2015.  Investigators say the man, Richard Nicholas Honea, 37, has been following and harassing the person who shot his son.

Garrett Honea, 16, was killed near a business on North Broad Street on July 25.  Officers determined he and a 20-year-old man from Boaz had been in an argument prior to that, at another location.

Police say the 20-year-old checked damaged on his vehicle and a group of males approached him to try to start another fight. Police say the 20-year-old drew a 9mm pistol and fired a single round, striking Honea in the chest. The 20-year-old man called police to report the incident.

The District Attorney’s office said this could have been a case of self defense, and presented it to a grand jury for review. The grand jury returned with a ‘no bill,’ meaning no charges will be filed against the man.  He has not been named.

Police say since the incident, Richard Honea has been following and harassing the man, and that came to a head this past weekend when the two were involved in an altercation.

Albertville Police arrested Richard Honea on a felony charge of stalking and a misdemeanor charge of harassment.  He is in the Marshall County Jail on a $100,000 bond.