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Man accused of shooting, killing his father in Boone County

BOONE COUNTY (WREX) — The Boone County Sheriff's Office says a man is in custody after he allegedly shot his father multiple times, which resulted in his death.

Adebayo Adeniyi, 23, of Poplar Grove, was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Deputies responded to Deer Run Trail in rural Poplar Grove Township around 4:15 p.m on Monday for calls of shots fired.

Deputies say when they got there, they found a man with gunshot wounds. The man, later identified as Olumuyiwa Adeniyi, died as a result of his injuries. The man’s son, Adebayo Adeniyi was immediately taken into custody.

Adeniyi remains in the Boone County Jail on a no bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely.

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