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Oceanside police captain's son arrested in attack on his mother

May 27, 2009 |  2:13 pm

The son of an Oceanside police captain has been arrested on a charge of attempting to murder his mother, officials with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said today.

Reginald Grigsby Jr., 25, a former football player at San Diego State University, was shot by his father, Reginald Sr., during the alleged attack.

Grigsby Jr. was attacking his mother Saturday night at his parents' home in Fallbrook when his father shot him to stop the assault, sheriff's officials said. The son has a history of mental problems, sheriff's officials said. Both mother and son suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

-- Tony Perry