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Father charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting son 3 times

Derrick Hogan Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Derrick Hogan

Updated: August 21, 2019 10:08 AM

A Minneapolis man has been charged with the attempted murder of his son.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Wednesday that Derrick Hogan, 42, was charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault after authorities said he shot his son three times.

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A criminal complaint states police were called to the 3400 block of Queen Avenue N. at about 6 p.m. Friday on a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they found Hogan's son lying on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the neck and two to the chest.

The victim's mother told police the shooting occurred after an argument had turned physical between the father and son, the complaint stated. Hogan then drove away, and the victim's mother called 911.

Hogan was arrested a short distance from where the shooting happened, according to the complaint. Hogan's girlfriend also told police she saw what she thought was a knife in the victim's hand, although police never found one, and told officers Hogan shot his son three times.

The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The attorney's office said Hogan is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

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