The Gilbert Police Department in Arizona responded to a report that a vehicle had backed into a residence early Christmas evening.
Officers arrived and discovered an elderly man with gunshot wounds.
“Responding officers discovered an 80-year-old male victim with gunshot wounds inside the vehicle,” the police department said in its report. “Life-saving measures were attempted but failed, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other reported injuries.”
Police spoke with individuals at the scene of the Christmas murder, one of whom was allegedly a male relative of the victim.
Based on witness testimony, officers arrested Michael Kaser, 48, and took him into custody.
“Through the subsequent investigation and witness statements, it was alleged that Kaser had shot his stepfather upon returning from a family dinner,” the Gilbert Police Department stated. “Kaser was arrested and booked at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office ITR Facility for one count of first-degree murder.”
The investigation remains ongoing, according to authorities.