Father shoots son in the mouth during Marshall County dispute

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – A man and his son both went to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a fight that ended in a shooting.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said Randall Allen Whitten, 52, of Crossville, went to his father’s home on Martling Gap Road and assaulted him, including pistol-whipping him.

Randall Whitten (Marshall County Sheriff’s Office photo)

The father, Phillip Norman Whitten, 73, shot his son in the mouth with a small caliber handgun, authorities said.

Randall Whitten was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital and booked into the Marshall County Jail Wednesday morning for second-degree domestic violence.

Phillip Whitten was taken to Marshall Medical Center South for treatment.

The sheriff’s office didn’t give a reason for the altercation.