- Associated Press - Monday, February 19, 2018

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A 65-year-old Indiana man is in custody after police say he shot and killed his son during an argument at a home in Crown Point.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the man called police around 9:15 p.m. Saturday and said he shot his adult son.

When officers arrived they found the 38-year-old man in the basement, in the same room as the man’s twin 1-year-old daughters. The son, who had been shot several times, told police his father shot him. He died a few hours later at Franciscan Crown Point Health hospital.

Police said the children were not harmed and were released to a relative.

Police Chief Pete Land said authorities will meet with Lake County prosecutors on Tuesday to discuss formal charges.

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