Orange Police have not yet released the details of the shooting death. Capt. Arnold has since been put on paid administrative leave, as part of normal protocol.
Whitehead said he can believe his son, a father to a 3 year old daughter, a decorated marine who served two tours in Afghanistan and signed up for a third, may have died over what he believes were fighting words.
"Derogatory remarks, or words, name calling anything if I shot anybody who called me a name I have to kill 80 percent of the people I saw they just names" said Whitehead.
The officer involved was Orange Police Captain Robert Arnold. Orange Police are meeting this morning to determine if Officer Arnold should be placed on leave.
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Whitehead said he been left drained as his family mourns the loss of his youngest son.
Father says fighting words led to son's shooting death
"One as we would any death investigation from a law enforcement standpoint and then internally. And we proceed with that with what we call a shooting review board" said Chief Sam Kittrell with the City of Orange Police Dept.
Orange Police said the shooting has sparked two investigations.
Whitehead was rushed to Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth where he died a short time later.