A Florida teen watching his drunk father beat his mother defended her by shooting the violent man dead.
Christopher Albano, 35, came home drunk early Wednesday morning and started hitting his wife. The 15-year-old boy rushed to her defense by grabbing a gun and shooting the violent father dead on the spot. There were two other children in the home at the time.
The boy was taken into custody last night but not arrested while police decided whether to file charges, according to multiple reports.
Police arrived at the Avalon home after the beaten woman called 911 to say her husband came home drunk and was beating her just before 2:30am, police told the Orlando Sentinel.
She told police that her son had shot the violent man dead.
The family was at a New Year’s Eve party in the neighborhood before the altercation, neighbors told WESH.
It is not known if Mr Albano had previously hit the woman, but he does have a few run-ins with the law to his name.
He was charged in 1999 with resisting arrest (non-violent) and in 2004 with drunken disorderly conduct, court records showed.