Monday, August 03, 2020
Crestview, FL — A Crestview area man has died after being shot by his son who was protecting his mother during a domestic violence related incident Sunday evening.
According to a news release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a residence on Lake Silver Road Sunday evening.
The news release stated 42 year old Lance Weindel was involved in an argument with his wife over sweet tea. The verbal argument turned physical when Lance Weindel, who stands 6’3″ weighing 240 ponds, reportedly started choking his wife. In an effort to protect his mother, 21 year old Cristian Weindel shot his father, Lance, fatally wounding him.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, Cristian’s mother, and other witnesses confirmed Cristian’s account of the incident.
Additional details will be released at the appropriate time according to the news release.