Man accused of fatally shooting his father in Mississippi

Published 3:49 pm Monday, April 15, 2019

(AP) — Police say a man has been shot and killed at his home in Mississippi and that his son is charged with murder.

Ridgeland police Chief John Neal tells news outlets that 67-year-old Henry Lee Gray was fatally shot Sunday afternoon by his son, 39-year-old Robert Lee Shelton.

Police say Shelton fled the scene after the shooting. His father was found on the living room floor with several gunshot wounds to his chest.

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They say interviews with family helped officers identify Shelton as the shooter. Investigators do not know a motive for the shooting.

Shelton was taken into custody in Belzoni, which is roughly 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Ridgeland. It is unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment for him.