Pike County man charged with shooting sons, killing one

Sammy Dee Jackson

Authorities in Pike County say an Alabama man has been charged with shooting his two teenage sons and killing one of them during a family argument.

44-year-old Sammy Dee Jackson was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder.

Investigators say Jackson was arguing with his wife at their mobile home and then he turned a 12-Gauge shotgun on his sons.

Deputies say Jackson fatally shot his 18-year-old son and then shot his 16-year-old son in the leg, who jumped from a window to escape before he was taken to the hospital.

"A lot of stress and pain and heart aches and stuff like that," David Jackson said. "Just a bad, tragic day that went on in our family."

"There is a history of domestic problems here, but you never dream of it coming to this where a father shoots his two children," Pike County Sheriff, Russell Thomas, said.

Jackson was being held Saturday on a $150,000 bond. It was not known if Jackson had an attorney.