Investigators: Indiana boy shot trooper dad over video games

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Investigators say an 11-year-old northern Indiana boy shot and wounded his state-trooper father because he was upset that his parents took away his video games.

Investigators say in court records that the boy used his father’s service weapon to shoot him once in the buttocks last month. They say the boy got the gun from the trooper’s locked police vehicle outside their home in Granger.

St. Joseph County prosecutors have filed a petition alleging delinquency for attempted murder, which is the juvenile equivalent of a criminal charge. The trooper, who was off-duty when he was shot, was hospitalized afterward and his condition has improved since then.