70-year-old kills son while on video call with relative, then shoots self, cops say

Police 70-year-old kills son while on video call with relative, then shoots self

NAUVOO, Ala. — A 70-year-old Alabama man shot and killed his son while on a video call with a relative, investigators said. The man then turned the gun on himself.

David Michael King, of Nauvoo, is believed to have shot his son, Brandon King, 38, while speaking with a woman described as a female relative.

Posted by Brandon King on Sunday, August 11, 2019
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He showed the woman Brandon King's body and vowed to kill himself if deputies showed up, AL.com reported. A deputy responding to the scene heard a single gunshot from inside the house.

Brandon King was found dead in his bed. David King was rushed to a hospital, where he died, the news site said.

Brandon I'll miss you my friend. I hope you finally have the peace you wanted so badly. ❤️🌹

Posted by Brandi Whitt on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The motive for the apparent murder-suicide is not known.