One man is dead and his son is in jail after a domestic incident in Otsego County this past weekend. The sheriff's office talked about the case Monday. YNN's Andrew Sorensen tells us what investigators think may have happened.
OTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y. -- Most of a large section of Indian Run Road in Middlefield is occupied by members of the Buck family.
Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. described what happened around two o'clock Saturday morning as more than just a family spat.
"The Otsego County 911 center received a call from a resident at 139 Indian Run Road in the township of Middlefield reporting a suspicious person outside of a residence," Devlin said.
Devlin says that was probably Michael Buck.
On the way to the scene, they also got a call for a shooting at 163 Indian Run, where Michael was allegedly living with his father, Joseph.
"It was reported that Joseph had been shot and was inside of the residence," said Devlin.
But they say the house was locked.
"Deputies forced entry into the residence and located Joseph Buck, age 64, deceased," Devlin explained.
The sheriff said Joseph had multiple gunshot wounds. They found Michael at the house that originally called 911. He had had a gunshot through his lip. Investigators believe the wounds were from different handguns.
Michael was taken to the hospital.
The sheriff said they spoke with family members and a third uninvolved person who was in the house during the shooting.
"Investigators arrested Michael Buck Saturday evening at 7:32 p.m. at Bassett Hospital on felony charges of murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree, criminal use of a firearm in the first degree," said Devlin.
The sheriff wouldn't say if they believe Joseph was the one who shot Michael.
Investigators are waiting for more tests before they release new information.
The Otsego County District Attorney says he wants to get an indictment from a grand jury as quickly as possible.
Buck is due back in Otsego County Court next Monday. He's currently being held without bail.
The Otsego County Sheriff spoke on Monday about the investigation. You can watch what he had to say below (Approx. 7 mins).
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