Crime

Police: Man Killed Daughter's Abusive Boyfriend

| by John Freund
Scene of the crime in Charlotte, North Carolina; inset: Parker BoganScene of the crime in Charlotte, North Carolina; inset: Parker Bogan

A North Carolina man is in custody after police say he killed his daughter's abusive boyfriend.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were dispatched to the home in Charlotte, North Carolina, at around 10:52 p.m. on May 24 in response to a domestic violence assault claim, WJZY reports.

Police said that upon arrival, a woman alleged that her boyfriend, 26-year-old Patrick Creek, punched her in the shoulder during an argument the two had at their home. According to the officers, there were no signs of visible injury on the woman, so they completed a police report and advised her how to proceed if she'd like to file criminal charges. 

Police reportedly left the scene, only to return hours later, at around 3:55 a.m. on May 25, this time to assist with a medic call for service.  

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When police arrived they reportedly found an unconscious man lying on the floor of the home. The man was identified as Patrick Creek, the woman's boyfriend. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.  

Investigators later determined that Creek had attempted to physically assault his girlfriend, but the girl's father, 59-year-old Parker Bogan, intervened and put Creek into a chokehold. Creek reportedly died from injuries sustained during the struggle. 

Bogan was transported by police to headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives. Upon conclusion of the interview, Bogan was charged with voluntary manslaughter and transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

According to detectives, the investigation is ongoing.

Sources: WLTX, WJZY / Photo Credit: Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department via WSOCTV

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