Son charged in death of Montgomery County man

Son charged in death of Montgomery County man
Douglas Keith Scarborough (Source: Montgomery County Detention Center)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a son has been charged in the death of his own father.

Douglas Keith Scarborough, 35, has been charged with murder in connection to 72-year-old Jerry Scarborough’s death.

According to Capt. George Beaudry, deputies responded to a residence near Highway 82 and Old Pike Road around 5:30 Wednesday morning. There, they found Jerry Scarborough who had been shot to death.

The homicide involved a man in his 70s at a home near Highway 82 and Old Pike Road. A relative has been taken into custody.
The homicide involved a man in his 70s at a home near Highway 82 and Old Pike Road. A relative has been taken into custody. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

After being taken into custody and interviewed, Keith Scarborough was placed in the Montgomery County Detention Center.

The circumstances surrounding the homicide remain under investigation.

Copyright 2019 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.