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September 18, 2018

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Man accused of fatally shooting stepson in dispute

Metro Police say a man has been detained under suspicion of shooting his adult stepson in their home.

Investigators say the incident occurred Sunday night at a home near Torrey Pines Drive and Hacienda Avenue.

According to police, the two were arguing and the suspect had a baseball bat in his hand.

The stepson took it from him and then the stepfather retrieved a firearm.

Police say the stepson, who is in his mid-20s, was then shot in the torso.

The victim's mother called police.

He was found by officers in a bedroom and pronounced dead.

Lt. Ray Spencer says the suspect, who is in his 70s, and the mother were being questioned.