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Father found dead following a physical altercation with son; son arrested & charged with murder

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Apr 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-28 09:48:22-04

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — A son has been arrested and charged after his father was found dead following a physical altercation between the two.

At around 4:15 p.m., Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a welfare check at the 7000 block of Hames Court in the Farmbrook community of Frederick. Upon arrival and entry of the home, deputies found one adult male deceased on scene.

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When deputies arrived, 33-year-old Sean Christopher Shifflett, son of Terry Lynn Shifflett, 66, met the officers outside of the residence and told police that there had been a physical altercation between him and his father.

Upon entering the residence, deputies found Terry Shifflett dead in a bedroom.

Deputies detained Sean Shifflett and transported him to the Frederick County Law Enforcement Center for questioning, where he admitted that a physical altercation occurred between the two.

Deputies transported Sean to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for booking and charged him with first-degree murder.

If you have any information regarding this ongoing investigation, contact FCSO dispatch at 301-600-1046 and reference case # 21-038168.