Federal Agent Killed With Own Gun by Son, 14

Myron Chisem shot in head through window of Calif. home
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2012 11:31 PM CDT
Updated May 4, 2012 2:21 AM CDT
Son, 14, Busted in ICE Agent's Slaying
Saddened ICE agents wait in the street for the coroner's van at the a home of an ICE agent who was shot dead in his California home, allegedly by his teenage son.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(Newser) – The 14-year-old son of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been busted in the killing of his dad in their southern California home. Myron Chisem, 42, was shot in the head with a gun fired from the backyard through the window of his family room in Carson. Chisem's son called 911 and was arrested for the killing hours later, reports the Los Angles Times. Chisem's service revolver was used in the killing, reports MSNBC. The motive was unclear, said officials. Those who knew the family said the teen and the father of three seemed to have a great relationship. Chisem "was very proud of his son. He loved him very much," said a friend.

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Chisem, a Navy vet, was an ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agent, according to officials. His body, covered with a flag, was wheeled out of his home yesterday as other ICE agents saluted. "This is a difficult time for ICE, especially for the family and loved ones of the agent," said an ICE spokesman. Another ICE agent was killed by a co-worker earlier this year in a workplace confrontation in Long Beach, according to officials. Three agents were injured yesterday in northern California when they were shot while executing a warrant. (Read more Myron Chisem stories.)

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