AUXVASSE, Mo. (AP) A mid-Missouri man has been killed and his father critically injured in an attack.

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that authorities responded early Saturday to a report of an assault east of Auxvasse. Thirty-year-old Zachery O’Connor died, and his father, 57-year-old Michael O’Connor, was flown to a Columbia hospital in critical condition.

The release says authorities arrested the man who reported finding the two victims lying on the ground covered with blood. The man is being held on $700,000 bond on suspicion of second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

An autopsy of Zachery O’Connor is scheduled for Monday.

Court records show the suspect has previous convictions for assault and driving while intoxicated.

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