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62-year-old man fatally shoots bat-wielding son in Collinsville, police say

A 62-year-old Collinsville man fatally shot his 32-year-old son during a confrontation Friday night, according to police.

Collinsville Police Chief Steve Evans said police received a 911 call at about 11 p.m. from a residence on Raintree Trail. The caller — the father — said he had just shot his son.

Police arrived and performed first aid on the son until an ambulance crew arrived. The son was taken to a St. Louis-area hospital, where he died early Saturday morning.

“Investigators have been told the 32-year-old man was threatening his 62-year-old father with a baseball bat and was warned several times to back away before he was shot,” Evans said. “The father has been cooperative throughout the investigation. The investigation is continuing, and no charges have been filed at this time.”

The father was not being held by police.

Police did not release the identities of the father and son.