Man charged with killing his son on Father's Day


June 17, 2008

A 56-year-old Carney man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting Sunday of his 38-year-old son, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Harold Zane Williams Sr. was charged in the death of Harold Zane Williams Jr., who was shot at his father's home in the 9700 block of Harford Road, police said.

Officers were called to the house about 5 p.m. Sunday after a report of a gunshot and found the younger Williams with a shotgun wound to his abdomen. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he died of his injuries Sunday night, according to police.

The younger Williams had been living in North Carolina but returned a few weeks ago to stay with his father, said Cpl. Michael Hill, a police spokesman. He had been contemplating moving back to the area, Hill said. Police said the father and son, along with an uncle, spent much of Father's Day drinking and that an argument between the father and son had escalated.

Williams was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, Hill said.

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