92-year-old man arrested in murder of son

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SAN DIEGO -- A 92-year-old man was arrested after his son was shot and killed inside an apartment in Old Town, police announced Thursday.

San Diego police Lt. Matthew Dobbs confirmed that the father of a 51-year-old man killed had been arrested after being taken into custody at a neighbor's house.

Police received a call about 6:20 p.m. from a woman in the 2300 block of Juan Street who said her neighbor was calling for help, saying he had shot his son, according to Lt. Matt Dobbs of the San Diego Police Department.

Officers arrived moments later and found a man dead in the apartment with an apparent gunshot wound, Dobbs said.

Police said the two men lived in the home, but as of Thursday afternoon, detectives were still trying to determine what events led up to the shooting, Dobbs said.

The suspect, identified as Richard Peck, was booked into San Diego Central Jail around 10:50 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to jail records. He is being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.

The name of the victim was not disclosed.

Anyone with information about this incident was asked to call the police department's Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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