Sheriff's Department investigates shooting

The Cannon County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of Thomas Laxton in Bradyville.

"On 28 October 2012, we responded to 350 Lola Lane in Bradyville TN for a victim of a gunshot wound," said Sheriff Darrell Young.

"During the course of this investigation it was determined that a 65-year-old male, Pless Laxton had shot his son, Thomas Laxton, in an altercation. Thomas Laxton had a history of drug abuse," the sheriff said.

The investigation is still ongoing and was conducted by members of the Cannon County Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.