A 20-year-old Richmond man shot and killed his father on Thursday at a home visited by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s crisis intervention team in the past, authorities reported.
Micha Osei, 20, was booked into the Fort Bend County Jail. Osei and charged with murder, typically a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison.
The victim has been identified as Emmanuel Osei, 58, of Richmond.
Deputies responded to a shooting at the home in the 7800 block of Ravens Point Drive around 6:30 a.m., a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.
“Deputies found a shooting victim inside his house with gunshot wounds to the face, back and leg,” the spokesperson reported.
“The victim was air-flighted to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.”
Shortly after the shooting, a description of the suspect was sent out and a tow truck driver spotted Osei near the McDonald’s restaurant, off of SH-99 and W. Bellfort Avenue in Houston, and alerted sheriff’s office dispatchers.
Deputies were able to take the suspect into custody quickly and without incident, the spokesperson said.
The weapon was later recovered in a neighbor’s yard.
During the course of the investigation, deputies discovered the victim and suspect were father and son, authorities reported.
“It was also learned that the FBCSO Crisis Intervention Team had previously responded to the home several times for family violence calls,” the spokesperson said.
“At this time it is unknown what led up to the fatal shooting,” the sheriff’s department announced in a news release.
“Fort Bend County has many resources to help those individuals who may be dealing with a mental illness, please reach out for help,” said Sheriff Eric Fagan.
“If you see something, say something. Resorting to this level of violence should never be the answer.”