Sacramento: A father shot dead three people before his son wrestled the gun from his hands and killed him in a Los Angeles suburb on New Year’s Eve, say police.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told a 54-year-old man took a handgun and shot dead a 27-year-old man, a 48-year-old woman and a 54-year-old woman.
The suspect’s 33-year-old son allegedly grabbed the weapon off his father before opening fire once, killing him. Sheriff’s Sgt Aura Sierra said all of the victims were staying at the home where the shooting occurred in the community of Rowland Heights.
Investigators are trying to determine why the father began shooting at about 8:40pm local time. The 33-year-old suspect is in custody facing a charge for the murder of his father.
Sgt Sierra said that once the investigation is complete that charge could stand or change. He was booked and held in lieu of $1m bail.