Darrell Dakan is charged with murder for shooting his son

Darrell Dakan arranges

Screengrab via YouTube / Newaygo District Court

A Michigan man has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting his son after an argument outside the man’s home.

Darrell Dakan69 years old, accused of killing her son Joshua Dakan, 38 on Tuesday. According to prosecutors, the shooting happened when the father and son were arguing outside a house. At some point, the suspect is said to have returned to the trailer where he lived and returned with a gun.

“A witness pointed out that the victim said ‘Why didn’t you shoot me?’” Prosecution attorney Worth staying said at Dakan’s arrangement Wednesday, held on Zoom. “The defendant tried to shoot him once. It either didn’t load, or it burned out. He then fired his .22 rifle at his son, hitting him in the back, through his heart and lungs, killing him.”

In addition to murder, Dakan is also charged with possession of a weapon when committing a felony or attempting to commit a crime.

Dakan’s Arrangement Attorney Dianne Longoria briefly argued that her client should be released pending trial, citing multiple health problems.

“He had a lot of health problems. He got an injection in his eye because he has a condition that can make him blind,” Longoria said, noting that Dakan has an injection scheduled for January 4. He also has degenerative problems, and he has back problems as a result of that degenerative disease. He also said he had some heart problems, a heart murmur,” she added.

Longoria also hinted that Dakan’s son could be the aggressor.

“There’s quite a history,” she said. “Police were called several times when the alleged victim in this case was aggressive with Mr. Dakan, so we will be asking for a tie-up to be considered.”

The prosecutor stayed put, saying that Dakan could not be trusted to appear at the next hearing, and that he was potentially a danger to the community.

“He was once drunk driving [allegation],” said Stay. “Alcohol was pretty prominent in his life. That causes this anger or causes other problems […] We believe the defendant has an uncontrolled substance abuse problem. ”

Finally, District Judge Newaygo H. Kevin Drake supported the magistrate’s prior refusal of pre-trial release and the appointment of a public defender to represent him.

Joshua recently moved into the property with his father, according to a report by local NBC affiliate WOOD.

“According to court records, Joshua Dakan returned home shortly after 7 p.m. Monday,” WOOD reported. “He was sitting in the passenger seat of his friend’s car when his dad got out. He angrily accused his son of letting an extension cable in his driveway causing damage to his pickup truck.”

The controversy escalated from there, WOOD reported.

After being shot, Joshua Dakan continued to fight with his father before collapsing, WOOD reports.

Dakan’s murder and weapons charges are a significant escalation from his previous and ongoing legal issues, which were resolved before he took up his duties on Wednesday.

Dakan pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a vehicle launch and using an unauthorized license plate in connection with an October crash. Drake sentenced Dakan to time in service and denied the more serious charge of failing to report a hit and run.

Dakan said that he was injured in that accident.

“All I can say is quite frankly that I didn’t see the car ahead of me,” said Dakan. “It wasn’t my negligence, and I hit myself in the head and I know I was concussion after the accident.”

Dakan’s next hearing will take place on January 6.

You can watch the recording of Dakan’s arrangement here.

[Image via Newaygo County District Court.]

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