Man, 22, fatally shoots father in Orlando

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Posted at 9:16 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 09:16:00-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 22-year-old central Florida man faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of his father.

Police say Cesar Benitez-Hernandez told them he shot his 48-year-old father who has the same name early Saturday following a fight.

Orlando police spokeswomen Wanda Ford and Michelle Guido say officers were called to the home to investigate a stabbing. They found the son with "superficial" knife wounds to his hand and upper leg. His father had been fatally shot.

The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports the son was treated and released at a hospital before being interviewed by police. But investigators didn't buy his self-defense theory. He was arrested.

It's not known whether he's hired an attorney.