Man suspected of fatally shooting his son in Gaithersburg

May 6, 2012

This post has been updated.

A Montgomery County man has been charged with shooting and killing his adult son outside their Gaithersburg home Saturday night, police said.

Wayne Matthew Price, 55, admitted to shooting his son, 23-year-old Matthew Eugene Price, after the two had an “altercation,” according to police.

The shooting happened about 8:45 p.m. Saturday at the apartment building where both Prices lived, in the 7900 block of Spiceberry Circle.

When officers arrived, they found Matthew Price laying on the pavement with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wayne Price was taken into police custody and has been charged with first-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear for his bond hearing in Rockville District Court at 1 p.m. Monday.

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