OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. – Authorities said a 23-year-old man died after his father accidentally shot him while cleaning a handgun on the eve of Father's Day.
David Spoon Jr. was shot in the chest by David Spoon Sr. around 9 p.m. Saturday when the father was apparently cleaning the gun on his front porch and it discharged, said Roane County sheriff's officials.
Neighbors heard the shot and ran over to the Spoons' house. They tried to give the young man CPR but could not revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said there were several witnesses to the incident and no charges are being filed against the father.