Father kills man who was beating up his son at his home

Scene of the shooting 
By: Shifra Unger 

(Scroll down for video) A man thought he can abuse a boy and get away with it.

Authorities said that a father shot and killed a man, who beat his son outside of the family home, in Mesa, Arizona.

Mesa Police said that a fight broke out in the front yard of the house about 5:30 a.m. on Monday.

Police said that the homeowner left the house only to see his son being attacked. That is when he fired a shot at the person beating his son.

Other people who were involved in the attack, took the victim to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The names of those involved have not been released, but police said that the child knew the attacker.

Police said that it is still unclear what led to the fight and if charges will be filed in the case. An investigation is still ongoing.