Man has life-threatening injuries after being shot in the arm by son in Blue Earth County, son in custody

A man suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot in the arm by his son in Blue Earth County on the first day of the new year.

At around 4:19 p.m., police reported to Country Manor, a mobile home community in Eagle Lake, for a 59-year-old man who had been shot. According to the sheriff’s office, the 911 caller was the man’s son and said he shot his father in the arm.

Authorities arrived and performed first aid on the victim before he was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was later airlifted for further treatment. The victim is currently in stable, but critical condition.

Police say the man’s son, 30-year-old Andy David Douglas, has been detained pending further investigation and there is no threat to the public. A news release from the sheriff’s office says the father and son lived together in the mobile home community with a woman, who was present but uninjured in the incident.

Andy is currently being held in the Blue Earth County Jail on probable cause first-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.