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Maplewood Man in Custody Following Son's Murder, Standoff

Updated: 03/26/2014 11:28 AM
Created: 03/26/2014 11:22 AM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

An 84-year-old Maplewood man accused of fatally shooting his 36-year-old son, which led to a standoff with police, was booked on the probable cause charge of second-degree murder Wednesday.

According to Maplewood Police, the suspect, Pang Vang has been at Regions Hospital receiving treatment for self-inflicted wounds to his neck and chest following the shooting Monday.

Police said it started with an argument between the father and son that turned violent, leading someone inside the house to call police around 11:50 a.m.

Maplewood Police say Pang Vang barricaded himself inside the home, located at 1860 County Road B, following the shooting of his son Chue Vang.

Chue Vang's mother, brother and a child were inside the home at the time of the shooting. Police said Pang Vang let the three hostages out of the house when officers arrived.

The Ramsey County SWAT team assisted police because it was believed there were other guns inside the home, police said.

Pang Vang remained inside the home until around 2 p.m. and was then taken to the hospital.

The medical examiner has ruled Chue Vang's death a homicide. He sustained a single gunshot wound to the chest.

“While the suspect’s arrest and transfer to custody is fitting and appropriate, the conclusion is not likely to bring solace to the family who lost a son, brother, and uncle to a senseless act of violence,” said Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell.

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office will review the case for consideration of formal charges.

Photo: KSTP/Todd Raaen

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