Dad Shoots Son Over Xbox 360 Argument
Unfortunately, this weekend included another video game related shooting. In Monroe County, Pennsylvania, police are reporting that a father shot his son over an Xbox 360 argument.
The 17-year-old son wanted his father, James Stanley Niedosik, 60, to take a look at a game he was playing on his Xbox 360 on Friday night. The father refused and an argument ensued. Apparently the son handed a .22 rifle to the father and demanded that he shoot him. The father complied with the request, resulting in the boy havving a .22 caliber bullet lodged in his skull and the father behind bars.
The boy survived the shooting and is currently being treated in the hospital. The father is behind bars in Monroe County Prison on a $250,000 bail. charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. I’m surprised he wasn’t charged with attempted murder.
“One’s in jail, one’s in the hospital,” Jeanie Niedosik, James’ ex-wife and the boy’s mother told The Morning Call. “I won’t know exactly what happened until I talk to [my son]. He’s incoherent yet; they have him heavily sedated.”
Although this crime involved an Xbox 360, I don’t think we can consider this a crime caused by video games. Obviously there was something wrong with the entire family to begin with. The boy’s mother maintains that the shooting was probably accidental.