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Standoff in Maplewood: Father, 84, fatally shoots son, 36

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An 84-year-old man shot and killed his 36-year-old son in their Maplewood home Monday, prompting a two-hour standoff with police.

The older man, found barricaded in a bathroom, had self-inflicted stab wounds to the neck and chest when they apprehended him at about 2 p.m. at the house in the 1800 block of County Road B East, the Star Tribune reports. He was taken to Regions Hospital in critical condition.

The man's son, Chue Vang, was declared dead at the scene, according to media reports. He'd been shot with a long gun, police said. It was Maplewood's first homicide of the year.

Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell said the two men had an ongoing dispute that escalated, but further details about what prompted the shooting were not released.

Police had been called a bit before noon and were told there had been a shooting, with the suspect still in the house. A standoff ensued, with SWAT team members swarming the area around the house, because police were wary of reports that there were weapons inside the home. Police attempted to contact the father by telephone and also through a public address system, using a Hmong-speaking Maplewood officer as their point of contact, the Pioneer Press reports.

FOX 9, WCCO and KSTP had video from the scene.

Chue Vang’s mother, his brother and a young child of one of his brothers were at the home at the time of the shooting, Schnell said. No one else was injured.

"I'm in shock ... I can't believe this," said Zang Vang, a relative of both men told the Pioneer Press. "They were good people."

A neighbor, Sandy Miller, told the Pioneer Press that she often saw the father and son working together in the garage. "They were just quiet people," Miller told the newspaper. "I can't believe this. ... It's devastating."

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