Father forced to shoot, kill son during family fight in Stuart: Sheriff

One dead after family fight in Stuart. ( Martin County Sheriff's Office)

The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a father had no choice but to shoot and kill his son during a fight among family members.

The shooting happened early Sunday morning at a home inside the Florida Club.

Investigators said Joseph Daniel Maloney, 30, had his brother in a choke hold when the father shot him. The two siblings had been drinking and got into a fight during a pool game shortly before the shooting.

Maloney was set to appear in court next month in a fatal DUI crash from May 2015.

Sheriff William Snyder said the father won't be charged.

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