CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of his adopted son.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 20-year-old Benjamin James Gurley was killed late Thursday morning.
Police say 63-year-old Earnest Howard Gurley Jr. was arrested after he called 911 and told operators he'd shot his son.
Officers say Benjamin Gurley was shot in the chest and staggered into the front yard of the home where he died under a tree. Family members say the men had argued before the shooting.
It was not clear if Earnest Gurley has a lawyer.