Addison Man Shoots and Kills Parents
A Christmas Eve shooting in Addison is being investigated after a man called 9-1-1 and said he killed his parents, according to the Addison Police Department. Addison Police Chief Mitchell Woodard reportedly received a call around 6:10 p.m. Tuesday from dispatch saying a man called 9-1-1 to report he had shot and killed his parents.
Police said dispatch kept the man, 30-year-old Allen Previtt, on the phone until officers arrived at the scene. Upon arrival, two officers encountered Previtt in the front yard on the phone with one hand in the air. Police said Previtt was taken into custody without incident.
Inside the house, officers said they found 71-year-old Frank Previtt and 63-year-old Rita Previtt shot to death. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.
According to news reports, Allen told officers a fight with his parents, which led to the shooting. Allen is in the Winston County Jail on no bond, but the exact charge has not been made yet. The Winston County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation are now investigating the case.