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Oceanside Police Officer Says He Was Forced to Shoot His Son

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An off-duty Oceanside police captain says he was forced to shoot his own son during an altercation at their Fallbrook home.

The altercation began when the son allegedly attacked his mother. The officer says he stepped in to save his wife.

Reginald Grigsby Jr., 25, was taken to the local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, said San Diego sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos. He reportedly has a history of mental illness, and was a former football player for San Diego State University.

A woman identified by deputies only as the younger Grigsby's mother, was also taken to a hospital for non life-threatening injuries, Brugos said.

Their current conditions were not immediately available.

Oceanside police Capt. Reginald Grigsby reported a shooting at his Fallbrook home just after midnight today, Brugos said.

The police captain told investigators that his son went to his parents' home Friday night and eventually got into an argument with his mother, according to Brugos.

The verbal altercation quickly turned violent, Brugos said, and Grigsby came to the aid of his wife. The police captain was unable to stop the attack, got his handgun and shot his son, Brugos said.

The details of the struggle between the three were not available.

According to San Diego State University's Web site, the younger Grigsby started his college football career in 2003 and was a starting safety in 2005. The football player's profile listed him as a criminal justice major.

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