Police: Man shot adult son before standoff

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MAPLEWOOD — Maplewood police say an 84-year-old man shot and killed his adult son, leading to a standoff in their home.

The standoff ended Monday after police forced their way into the home. Inside, police found the 36-year-old son dead from gunshot wounds and his father critically injured from self-inflicted stab wounds.

Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell says the two had been arguing when the father grabbed a long gun and shot the son. The father then barricaded himself in a bedroom.

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