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Father kills man for beating up son

A Mesa man shot and killed another man who was beating up his son on Monday, police said.

Two men arrived at a home near Power and Baseline and confronted the son outside of his home. The confrontation escalated, lead to a fight and woke the father.

“Dad comes out with a weapon,” said Mesa Police Det. Steve Berry. “At some point during all of this fighting commotion, he does discharge the weapon. One of the suspects who arrived there to confront his son is hit.”

Berry said the two men then got into a vehicle and drove off. The wounded man later died at a local hospital.

It is unknown what the confrontation was about.

It is unclear if there will be any charges.