‘Storage Wars’ Star Dan Dotson Wishes His Son Happy Birthday

by Matthew Memrick
(Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

It’s Garrett Dotson’s birthday, and his famous “Storage Wars” dad Dan wished his son a Happy Birthday on Sunday.

The 59-year-old A&E Network star snapped a quick photo of his smiling son and posted it on his Twitter account of his 24-year-old son.

Dan Dotson did not provide any updates about his son.

“Storage Wars” Star’s Son Recovering After Shooting

After a shooting, the “Storage Wars” son nearly lost his life in 2020.

According to the U.S. Sun, Garrett Dotson reportedly walked a date to their car. Someone shouted at him and then someone shot the young man.

The website reported that the young man called 911, and emergency personnel transported him to the hospital. 

Garrett’s mom Laura told TMZ that “during the flight, a doctor’s hand was in Garrett’s chest to stop the bleeding.” At the hospital, doctors discovered the bullet hit a main blood vessel. 

Additional reports came out that Garrett Dotson got into a verbal argument with Garrett Wilder in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. The argument escalated to Wilder shooting Garrett Dotson.

A bullet fractured Garrett Dotson’s spine, but he was recovering. At the time, TMZ reported that Garrett needed surgery. Dan Dotson updated friends and fans back then that the young man required surgery and was “expected to survive.” A promising sign was that the young man could move his foot after surgery. 

At one point, a friend set up a GoFundMe fundraiser for Garrett Dotson. The fundraiser raised over $8,000 before it closed. 

Reportedly, “Storage Wars” stars Dan and Laura Dotson have a net worth of $9 million. 

‘Storage Wars’ Son’s Shooter Appealing Sentence

According to the Havasu News, the young man who shot Garrett Dotson filed an appeal to the Arizona Court of Appeals last week of his 10.5-year sentence.

Garrett Wilder’s attorney said the appeal could have a high chance of success. Last week, the 23-year-old was at the Mohave County Jail as he waited for officials to move him to an Arizona prison facility.

A judge sentenced the young man that shot Garrett Dotson in late December.

The Havasu News reported that Garrett Wilder got a 126-month sentence in late December on charges of a drive-by shooting. Wilder argued that he acted in self-defense.

‘Storage Wars’ Stars Have Fun With Grandson

On Jan. 3, a white-bearded Dan Dotson shared a photo of himself with a grandson Chris.

Dan Dotson said he “had a great time over the holidays” but that it was “time to go back to work with Laura” for new show episodes.

Fans loved the photo, calling Chris a “mini-me” version of his grandpa.

Another fan saw a graphic with notorious former co-star Dave Hester returning to the show, but it looked fake. The fan asked Dan & Laura if “Creepy” Dave was back? The question got no answer from the “Storage Wars” duo.