Cops: Cornell Student Kills CEO Dad

Charles Tan, 19, charged with shooting father multiple times with a shotgun
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2015 2:41 PM CST
Cops: Cornell Student Kills CEO Dad
Members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office investigate a fatal shooting at a home in Pittsford, NY, on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Charles Tan, 19, was charged with murder.   (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Tina Macintyre-Yee)

A 19-year-old Cornell University sophomore was arraigned on second-degree murder charges in western New York this morning in the shotgun slaying of his father, the CEO of a local company, reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Police responded to a domestic incident in the sleepy upscale suburb of Pittsford last night to find Charles Tan standing with his mother, Qing Tan, in the driveway of their home. Inside, they found 49-year-old Ling Tan, the CEO of Dynamax Imaging, with multiple gunshots to the chest, face, neck, and arm. In the garage of the home, they found a shotgun.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says that police had responded several times to domestic calls at the home in the past, notes the Democrat and Chronicle. Charles Tan was arraigned early today and is being held without bail. He is studying in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, adds the Cornell Daily Sun, and plays sprint football. "Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time," said a university spokesman. (More murder stories.)

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