Father, son charged in shootout

April 24, 1994|By Mark Guidera | Mark Guidera,Sun Staff Writer

A father and son have been charged with attempting to kill each other in a shootout in their Wheaton home after an argument over $20.

One was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, and the other with a .22-caliber rifle, police said.

Mark Addison, 18, was charged yesterday with assault with intent to murder and reckless endangerment for his part in the Friday shootout in which he was wounded twice, said Detective Gordon Williams of the Montgomery County Police.

The father, Gilmore Addison, 38, who was not wounded, was charged with the same offenses on Friday.

Police gave this account:

The younger Addison returned to the home where he lives with his father and mother, Debra Addison, about 1:30 p.m. He went up to his bedroom to get some money, then came downstairs and accused his father of stealing $20 from his room.

The two then argued loudly until the elder Mr. Addison went upstairs to his bedroom and closed the door.

Mrs. Addison told police that as she was leaving the house with her 3-year-old granddaughter a few minutes later, her son was standing in a hallway with the AK-47. The son went upstairs and fired through the father's bedroom door, police reported.

The father came out with a .22-caliber rifle and followed his son out of the house. The elder Addison fired several times, wounding his son.

Mrs. Addison, who had fled with the child, summoned police.

The younger Addison was treated at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda and released yesterday. After being charged, he was released on personal bond yesterday afternoon.

The father, jailed Friday, was released on $5,000 bail.

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