Lutz, Florida -- A man is in the hospital after being shot by his father during an argument.
According to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, shortly after 11 pm on Saturday, September 14, they received a 9-1-1 call indicating a domestic related shooting involving a father and son has occurred at home on San Rio Circle in Lutz.
According to detectives, Eric Harris and his girlfriend, returned to Eric's residence after the USF football game. Eric Harris was intoxicated and became involved in a verbal argument with his girlfriend.
Henry Harris, Eric's father was home and in the process of taking his 4 pit bulls for a walk. Henry Harris has a concealed weapons permit and typically carries a 9mm semi-auto handgun for protection when he walks the dogs.
The argument between Eric and his girlfriend spilled over into an argument between Eric and his father Henry.
As Henry exited the residence, Eric attacked him from behind and placed him in a choke hold. Henry stated he could not breathe, his arms began to tingle, and he started to lose consciousness; however, he managed to break free of the choke hold and disengage from his son.
Henry stated it's when Eric began to come at him again; he pulled out his handgun and shot Eric once in the chest. Henry Harris and a neighbor called 9-1-1 and waited for deputies to arrive.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue paramedics transported Eric Harris from the scene to a local hospital where he is currently being treated and is listed in stable condition.
No arrests were made at this time pending review by the State Attorney's Office.