Police in New York say a Cornell University student has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his father.
The Associated Press reports that a domestic dispute call drew deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office to a Pittsford, N.Y. home on Monday night. Charles Tan, 19, was waiting in the home's driveway, along with his mother, 46-year-old Qing Tan. Upon entering the home, they discovered the body of Dynamax Imaging CEO Ling Tan, 49. According to authorities, Tan sustained several shotgun wounds to his upper body.
Charles Tan, a sophomore at the Ivy League institution, faces second-degree murder charges. He's currently being detained without bail at the Monroe County Jail.
According to NBC News, the university released a statement on the incident:
A student by the name of Charles John Tan, of Pittsford, N.Y., is enrolled as a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Cornell University is not involved in the Pittsford investigation and consequently we have no comment on that investigation. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.
NBC News added that Dynamax Imaging declined to comment on the tragedy.
[via Associated Press and NBC News]