10-Year Old Suspected of Killing Father

New Mexico – Belen police are investigating a 10-year-old boy in the shooting death of his father.

Officers say they responded to a call of shots fired about 6:30 p.m. Thursday at a Belen home, and found a 42-year-old man shot once in the head.

They say two children were at the home at the time, and that they believe the 10-year-old boy fired the shot.

The father was later pronounced dead at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

No names have been released.

Investigators began searching the Belen home late Thursday after receiving a search warrant.

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