- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - An 89-year-old man is facing charges in the fatal shooting of his son at a Las Cruces senior living center.

Las Cruces police say Carl Fredrick Harlan is accused of an open count of murder plus kidnapping and three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

Harlan was shot in the right hand by a police officer Monday at The Hallmark independent living facility.

He remains hospitalized, but police say Harlan will be arrested as soon as he’s released.

Police say 65-year-old Carl Tracy Harlan suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

They say Carl Harlan drove from Arizona to visit his father and there was a possible altercation inside the room between the men that led to the shooting.


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