Monday, October 26, 2009

HPD: Dad Kills Son Over Video Game

HOUSTON -- A father has been accused of shooting and killing his 17-year-old-son over a missing video game, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Houston police said the father began arguing with his wife and son about a missing video game at their home on Corporate Drive near Sharpcrest Street at about 4 a.m. Sunday

Detectives said Ofelio Antonio Otero, 40, loaded his gun and when the boy started running away, the 17-year-old was shot in the neck.

Ignacio Otero died at the scene.

His mother, Maria Martinez, said her son was a good kid.

"He's very happy all the time,” Martinez said. “He's always joking. He always do funny stuff."

Martinez said her son was expecting a baby. His girlfriend is six months pregnant.

Police said Otero held officers at bay for three hours after the shooting. He eventually surrendered and was arrested.

Otero is expected to be in court Monday to be assigned an attorney. He's being held on a $50,000 bond.

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