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Teenage son charged in shooting death of Scioto County, OH father

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SCIOTO COUNTY, OH -

UPDATE:

A teenager is accused of shooting and killing his own dad inside their home in Scioto County, OH.

Deputies arrested a 14-year-old teenager Sunday afternoon in connection with the death of his 48-year old father.

Investigators found a man's body inside his residence in Franklin Furnace. He appeared to have died from a gunshot wound, according to a press release.

Deputies also responded to a 911 call on Junior Road. The caller said the boy had walked to his house and stated he had shot his father. 

"He was very emotional," said Capt. David Hall, of the Scioto County Sheriff's Office. "Very distraught, very sorry for what happened." 

The boy reportedly rode his bike four miles to Junior Road, where a classmate lives. The suspect confided in the classmate's father, who then dialed 911.

The youth was taken to the Scioto County Sheriff's Office while detectives processed the scene. 

Investigators say the boy likely snapped after a prolonged period of verbal and mental abuse.

"He had finally reached a point that was a breaking point, and he snapped, he said," Hall recalled from his interview with the suspect.

Friends and neighbors said the family had moved from Ironton at the end of 2013. Hall described the family's living conditions as messy and dirty--an environment unfit for children.

The captain told 13 News the boy lived with his father and stepmother; his birth mother was reportedly trying to get custody.

"You never know what the cause of it until you hear both sides of the story," said Bonnie Mollett, a neighbor.

Friends described the boy--a student at Green High School--as someone with "his head on his shoulders."

"He would lift weights me with every once and while," Wyatt Belcher, 15, said. "He was athletic. He liked doing sports, he liked being busy."

Officers said they hope families everywhere can learn from this tragedy.

"Hopefully the kids will see this that's having some kind of problems at home," Capt. Hall said. "This is certainly not the way to react. Reach out and speak to somebody about it."

The teen was charged with one count of murder and is being held in a juvenile detention center in Ross County.  More charges might be pending, according to the release from the SCSO.

Anyone with information is asked to call 740-351-1091. 

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ORIGINAL:

A man is dead and his teenage son has been arrested and charged for the murder.

The Scioto County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call on Junior Road in the Franklin Furnace area.  The caller told deputies that a young man came to his house and said that he had shot his father.

Deputies and EMS responded to a home where they found a 48-year-old man dead of what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

The youth was taken to the Scioto County Sheriff's Office while detectives processed the scene. 

The teenager was charged with one count of murder and is being held in a juvenile detention center in Ross County. 

More charges might be pending, according to the release from the SCSO.

Anyone with information is asked to call 740-351-1091.