• Avalon Park boy accused of shooting dad pulled gun on him last year, too, report says


    AVALON PARK, Fla. - Channel 9 continues to learn new details after a 34-year-old father was shot and killed by his son early New Year's Day.

    Orange County deputies said 15-year-old Johnny Albano shot his father, Christopher Albano, just after 2 a.m. at a home on Sun Dew Road because the man was allegedly beating his wife.

    Jinette Albano called 911 and said her husband came home intoxicated and began hitting her, so her son, Johnny, grabbed a gun and shot him.

    Channel 9 has learned it wasn't the first time the boy got in the middle of a fight between his parents.

    Reporter Jeff Deal got a report from the sheriff's office showing that in 2012, the parents were having a dispute over financial issues and the boy felt the dad was going to hurt his mom, so he picked up a shotgun and pointed it at his father but never fired.

    "My grandson had pulled a gun on him a prior time for that, yes," said the victim's mother, Phyllis Nason.

    Nason said her son and his wife had been together since they were 13 and she wasn't aware of any domestic violence at the home.

    "My son has never ever hit his wife ever in his life," said Nason. "She could hit, punch my son and my son would shrug her off and he would never put his hands on her, ever."

    Deal learned Thursday that the Albanos were having financial difficulty, and their home was in foreclosure.

    Bank of America was trying to foreclose on the home they bought in 2008, claiming the couple stopped making payments in 2011 and still owed around $224,000 on the principal.

    Channel 9 also learned Jinette Albano is being sued by Ally Bank over a claim of $13,000 owed on a luxury SUV that she no longer owns.

    On Thursday, Jinette Albano's side of the family gathered at the home but told Channel 9 they didn't want to talk about what happened.

    Johnny Albano has not been charged in the shooting at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

    Four people were in the home at the time of the shooting, but no one else was hurt.

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