Detectives: Son shot both parents with pellet rifle, father stabbed son in defense of wife

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Major Crimes Detectives are at a home in Spokane Valley where they say 27-year-old Mason Day shot his both his parents with a high-power pellet rifle early Wednesday morning. 

The Spokane Valley Police Department reports Day first shot his mother in the leg just after 4:00 a.m. in their home on the 10000 block of E. Broadway. Day's father then stabbed his son, in an attempt to protect his wife. 

In response, Day then shot his father in the neck and ran away from the home before calling 911 to report his father had stabbed him. 

All three were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive

Detectives say day has a history of mental health problems. He has been booked into the Spokane County Jail and charged with two counts of 3rd degree assault and one count of interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. 

He should face a judge today. 

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