Son charged after Harris County father, 63, fatally shot

Son charged after Harris County father, 63, fatally shot

Credit: KHOU

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says Dale Lee Baker died Sunday at a hospital several hours after being shot in the head while at home.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 9:36 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas—Authorities are trying to determine a motive in a Houston-area shooting that left a 63-year-old man dead and his son charged with murder.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says Dale Lee Baker died Sunday at a hospital several hours after being shot in the head while at home.

Jail records show Cory Dale Baker, 41, was being held Monday on $50,000 bond. Online jail records did not list an attorney for the son, who was arrested shortly after the shooting around 11 a.m. Sunday.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect’s mother called 911 to say the couple’s son had shot his father in the 16000 block of Lakeshore Drive in northwest Harris County.

Harris County Pct. 4 Deputy Constables arrived at the scene and found the victim in an upstairs bedroom. He was sent to the hospital via Life Flight.

Homicide investigators with the sheriff’s office were called to the scene and conducted an interview with the son, and murder charges were filed shortly after.

The son did not say why he shot his father, deputies said.

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