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.