TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old Maryland man, Devin Scott Vallade II, is charged with fatally shooting his father at their home Sunday night just before 10 p.m.
Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. Shawn Vinson said by telephone Monday that officers were called to the home Sunday night after a 911 caller reported that the son shot his father.
Police say they were involved in an argument that escalated when Vallade retrieved his father’s handgun and confronted him, shooting him once.
When officers arrived, police say they found 46-year-old Devin Vallade Sr. suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He died at the scene. Vinson says Vallade’s son was taken into custody.
Online court records show that the younger Vallade has been charged with first- and second-degree murder. He’s being held without bond.
Vinson didn’t know what led up to the shooting. He says two other family members who were at the home in Towson when the shooting occurred were not injured.
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