Police charge son in killing of father in Dundalk

DUNDALK, Md. - An 18-year-old Dundalk man is accused of fatally shooting his father following an argument Thursday afternoon.

Baltimore County police said Richard J. Washington, of the 2000 block of Paulette Road has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police said an initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim, identified as 52-year-old Richard Anthony Washington, and his were involved in an argument when the suspect shot the victim several times with a large caliber firearm.

Washington's death marks the first homicide recorded in Baltimore County in 2014.

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