Son in custody after his 69-year-old father found shot to death at Pearland home, police say

PEARLAND, Texas – A son is in custody after his father was fatally shot at a Pearland residence Sunday, authorities said.

At approximately 4:55 a.m., officers with the Pearland Police Department were dispatched to the 1600 block of Rayburn Lane in reference to a report of a homicide.

The report, described by police as an “uninvolved third party,” told dispatch that he had just received a phone call from a friend who had told him he had shot and killed his father.

When officers arrived at the residence they located and detained a 38-year-old man later identified as Geoffrey Barrett Ferguson.

During a search of the home, officers found Ferguson’s 69-year-old father, later identified as William Eric Ferguson, in a bedroom deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.

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