Man accused of killing father in Oakland City charged with voluntary manslaughter

Man accused of killing father in Oakland City charged with voluntary manslaughter
Colin Cooper. (Source: Gibson County Jail)

OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (WFIE) - The man arrested Saturday night after a shooting in Oakland City was in court Monday morning.

Records show the court entered a not guilty plea on 19-year-old Colin Cooper’s behalf.

They show he asked for counsel, and a public defender was appointed.

Cooper will continue being held without bond.

Indiana State Police say Cooper shot his father, 44-year-old Calvin Cooper, in the 400 block of South Walnut Street in Oakland City.

Calvin Cooper died of his injuries.

Colin Cooper is charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Records reveal that witnesses told authorities Colin was at his dad’s, helping him move furniture. Authorities say witnesses say Calvin was extremely intoxicated.

When Colin went back to his house, officials say Calvin came shortly after. That’s when Collin and his father got into a fight.

According to records, Colin grabbed a shotgun propped up against the couch and shot Calvin. Authorities say Calvin and a witness went to the bathroom and called 911.

Records state that Colin kept saying he didn’t mean to shoot him and that he was sorry. It states a different witness knelt down beside Calvin and tried to stop the bleeding from the gunshot wound.

According to records, Colin told authorities he shot his father out of fear and told authorities he was hurt by his father from previous fights. Records state Colin told officials Calvin was stronger than him and capable of hurting or killing him.

Colin Cooper is due back in court for a status hearing Jan. 20.

Colin Cooper.
Colin Cooper. (Source: Gibson County Jail)

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