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Howard County Police say Mariottsville man shoots, kills his own son in squabble


Howard County police say the fatal domestic shooting that occurred Tuesday night inside a home in Marriottsville. Stephen Michael Tucker, 38, of Randallstown died at the scene after reportedly being shot once by his father, Stephen Dwight Tucker, 68, of Marriottsville. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Marriottsville Road at 8:16 p.m. for a report that a man had been shot. When they arrived on scene, they found the younger Tucker deceased and the elderTucker with visible injuries.

It was reported to police that the shooting occurred during an altercation between the two men. It was also reported that the younger Tucker had assaulted and injured a different family member at another residence, and damaged that property, shortly before driving to his father’s house. Another resident inside the Marriottsville home called 911 and the elder Tucker remained on the scene as police arrived. No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing in consultation with the Howard County state’s attorney’s office.