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Apollo Beach man dies after fight with son

APOLLO BEACH — An argument that escalated into a fight between a father and son ended with the death of the father early Saturday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

David Charles Brittle Jr., 23, of Lakeland and his girlfriend visited the home of his father, David Charles Brittle Sr., 42. The trio walked to a nearby bar, where Brittle Jr. became angry because he thought his girlfriend was talking to other men, the Sheriff's Office said.

Brittle Jr. walked back to his father's house on Flamingo Drive early Saturday, deputies said.

After the father and his son's girlfriend returned to the house, the son confronted his father and a fight broke out, deputies said.

The father was killed, though the cause of death has not been released. Blood was evident on the walkway and front doorway of the home on Saturday morning.

No criminal charges have been filed, but the case remains under investigation and deputies are consulting with prosecutors, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Apollo Beach man dies after fight with son 06/07/14 [Last modified: Saturday, June 7, 2014 9:34pm]
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