League City man charged in adult son's shotgun death
Galveston County prosecutors charged a League City man with murder in the shooting death of his son, authorities said today.
League City police found the body of Jared Masterson, 21, about 2:30 p.m. Monday while investigating reports of a shooting at a home in the 1200 block of Ponte Rossi.
He had been fatally shot with a 12-gauge shotgun, police said.
Joe Masterson, 52, was taken into custody for questioning and claimed the shooting was in self-defense. But, Jared Masterson was found to be unarmed at the time, League City police said.
Although there had been ongoing family problems, the motive for the fatal shooting remains under investigation, police said.
Joe Masterson was charged with murder. He was released from the Galveston County Jail after posting bail set at $250,000, police said.
On Tuesday, he could not be reached for comment.
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