Police: Son shot, killed father in an argument on christmas Eve

COLTONS POINT, Md. – Police in southern Maryland say a man killed his father in a christmas Eve shootout in the son at home.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Wednesday that the 66-year-old Roger Allen Bruce of New Market, Virginia, was visiting with his son and other family members in the son’s home in Coltons Point, Maryland.

Deputies say Bruce and the son, the 45-year-old Michael Allen Bruce Sr., got into an argument and the elder Bruce began to shoot at the younger man.

The police said Michael Bruce returned fire, striking his father. Roger Bruce was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies are still investigating the shooting. No charges have been filed.

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