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Father shoots, kills son after he allegedly hurt another family member

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 15:24:38-04

MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. — A family dispute led a father to kill his son Tuesday night in Marriottsville.

Howard County Police say 68-year-old Stephen Dwight Tucker shot 38-year-old Stephen Michael Tucker at his home.

Officers learned the father and son got into a fight after the son allegedly hurt another family member and damaged their property at a different home.

After that incident, the son reportedly went to the father's house at which point the two got into a deadly argument.

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Someone else inside the home called 911.

When police arrived at the father's home, he was still on scene with visible injuries.

So far no charges have been filed. Police are working with the Howard County States Attorney's Office on the case.