The man charged with murdering his grandfather Wednesday morning had gone to the victim’s home demanding an apology.
Jeremiah Bair, 25, allegedly shot Harold Humphrey, 86, on the right side of his chest with a .45 caliber ACP pistol following a disagreement, according probable cause statement filed in the prosecutor’s office by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
After shooting Humphrey at about at 8:41 a.m, Bair allegedly gave the pistol to his grandmother who witnessed the shooting, authorities said. She directed Bair to call 911 and he remained on scene until deputies arrived.
Bair as charged Wednesday afternoon with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is being held in the Franklin County Jail on a $200,000 cash-only bond.
Authorities allege Bair walked from his home to the Humphrey’s residence in 2700 block of Newport Road.
Bair’s grandparents were eating breakfast and invited him to join them, but Bair declined, according to the probable cause statement.
Bair demanded an apology from his grandfather who dad had difficulty hearing and did not know what Bair was talking about. Humphrey tried to reason with Bair, authorities allege, but when he did not receive the apology he shot Humphrey one time.
The pistol was purchased by Bair Oct. 31, 2017, from a store in Washington.
Bair was taken to the sheriff’s office and was found to be in possession of a holster for the pistol, concealed in his left boot, authorities said.