Police: Former Orlando police officer fatally shot son during argument

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(CBS/WKMG/AP) APOPKA, Fla. - Tim Davis Sr., a former Orlando police officer who owns three local daycares, is facing first-degree murder charges after he shot and killed his son, police say.

Davis Sr., 47, shot his son, Tim Davis Jr., 22, in their Apopka home after an argument Saturday night, Apopka Police Capt. Jerome Miller told CBS affiliate WKMG.

Davis Jr. died after being transported to Florida Hospital Apopka, Miller said.

Apopka police said Davis Sr., who is a retired Orlando police lieutenant, and his son apparently were arguing after Davis Jr. got into a fight with his ex-girlfriend over their 3-year-old daughter.

After tackling each other during the fight, Davis Sr. got a gun and shot his son, police said.

"I believe my son was shot," a frantic woman said during a 911 call that was released Monday. "I think my husband shot him. I don't know who shot him."

Police said the shooting was witnessed by the 9-year-old daughter of Davis Sr.

"My 9-year-old daughter is downstairs screaming. I don't know what's happening," the 911 caller said.

Davis Jr. played football at Apopka High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Davis Sr. remains hospitalized with a knee injury that he apparently suffered during the fight with his son.

Police said they found Davis Sr. crying and trying to care for his son. Miller says Davis was "definitely remorseful."

Davis Sr. retired from the Orlando police department in 2006 after 18 years on the force.