Police arrested an 18-year-old man who allegedly shot his father at their home in Kinnelon, New Jersey.
The Kinnelon Police Department received a report of a shooting at a house on Wedgewood Drive. When police officers got to the scene, they found the body of the 57-year-old victim. According to law enforcement, the victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim’s son was identified as a suspect shortly after the shooting. Police in Hardyston Township NJ arrested him near the Skylands Ice World located on Route 23 in Stockholm, NJ.
Police allegedly recovered the gun used in the fatal shooting.
If the suspect is convicted on the murder charges, he could end up spending the rest of his life behind bars. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3 classifies homicide as the most serious crime in the New Jersey Criminal Code.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He is being held at the jail on a $750,000 bail amount, with no 10-percent cash option.
The victim reportedly worked in the code enforcement department for Pequannock Township for approximately two years.
The Kinnelon Borough Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office are actively investigating the shooting. The investigation also involves the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident has been asked to contact investigators at 973-285-6200 or 973-838-5400. Anonymous tips can also be left with the CrimeStoppers tip line at 973-267-2255.
For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “18-Year-Old Man Shoots Father to Death, Is Arrested near Ice Rink.”