Police: Dad shoots, kills son after argument

James David Dickson, The Detroit News

A 50-year-old Detroit man is facing charges after allegedly fatally shooting his son when an argument at his auto repair business became violent.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced second degree murder and felony firearm charges against Karleton Wright, 50. Wright was arraigned Wednesday in Detroit’s 36th District Court.

His legal troubles began about 4:20 p.m. Monday at his auto repair shop on the 19900 block of James Couzens, which is north of Pembroke and east of Greenfield. The prosecutor’s office says that Wright and his son, Eric Hatchett, 36, were engaged in a “heated” argument. Hatchell hit his father in the face, at which point Wright is accused of pulling out his handgun and shooting his son.

The father drove the son to an area hospital, but he died.

Wright is scheduled for a probable cause conference June 23 and a preliminary examination at June 30, both before Judge Kenneth King of 36th District Court.