Local Man Shot And Killed By His Own Son

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Sheriff's deputies say longtime Ochlocknee resident Eddie Myrick was shot in the face at his residence on Groover Street around 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

Officials say Myrick's son Demetrius Myrick, shot his father in the face, and is now in the Thomas County Jail.

"The EMT's responded to Ochlocknee and tried lifesaving measure and took him to Archbold where Eddie Myrick passed," said Captain John Richards of the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.

As of 11pm Wednesday night, authorities were still on the scene in Ochlocknee, searching for the murder weapon and any other evidence they can find.