Father Dies After Son Stabs Him

(Shelby County, TN) A 54-year-old man is dead after his 26-year-old son stabbed him.

Quenton Toler was charged Friday evening with first-degree murder.

The stabbing happened Friday afternoon at 7526 Starfire Cove, where the pair was installing a gas fireplace in Bernie Lomax’s home.

Lomax says he was sitting in his living room when Quenton called for him to call 911.

“I leaned over Mr. Toler to ask him what went wrong. I thought he had a stroke, but I saw the blood pouring out the right side of his shoulder,” Lomax said.

Quenton and his father apparently started fighting while working.

Authorities found Quenton about a mile away from the home and took him into custody.

Lomax said he had done business with Joseph for 15 years.

Friends of the family tell WREG the father had recently taken his son under this wing in the family trade.