FLORENCE — Police have arrested a Florence man in the Friday night deadly shooting of his father.

John Patrick White, 37, has been charged with murder, police Capt. Brad Holmes said.

He is charged in the death of John Sherwood White, 59, Florence, Holmes said.

Police said the incident started as a domestic altercation between the two men and ended in a shooting.

Holmes said police received a call at approximately 10:30 p.m. regarding reports of a shooting at 4270 Chisholm Road.

"Officers arrived to find John Sherwood White suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the address," Holmes said.

He said John Patrick White was at the scene when police arrived.

"Responding officers provided medical care to John Sherwood White until EMS arrived," he said. "He was transported to the North Alabama Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries."

Holmes said John Patrick White was arrested at the scene. He is in the Lauderdale County Detention Center, with bond set at $150,000.

Holmes said the investigation is ongoing.

"Detectives were dispatched to the scene and have worked throughout the night to determine the exact events leading to shots being fired," he said. "Witnesses at the scene provided information to law enforcement, leading to the arrest of John Patrick White. John Patrick White was taken into custody without incident and charged with murder.

"This case remains very active as detectives continue to gather information and attempt to determine the motive of the shooting."

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 256-760-6500.

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