Man kills his dad during family dispute

GLENDALE, AZ – A man has been apprehended for allegedly shooting his father in Glendale, according to information provided by the local police department. The violent incident occurred in a neighborhood near the intersection of 45th Avenue and Northern on January 31, around 6:30 p.m.

Officers were initially dispatched to the crime scene following a report of a family dispute. However, while en route, the altercation reportedly turned physical, and police received information of a shooting.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered Richard Longoria sporting multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The accused, Ruben Longoria, aged 36, remained on the scene and was detained by authorities. As per the investigation, Richard Longoria, a resident of California, was staying with his son when a disagreement between father and son escalated into a physical confrontation.

“Ruben then retrieved a firearm from his bedroom and shot Richard multiple times,” stated the police. Ruben then asked his wife to call the police. According to court documents, elements of the incident were captured on an internal home camera.

Ruben purportedly admitted to detectives that he shot his father as an act of self-defense and to protect the family after being threatened with murder by his father.

Ruben has since been booked into jail and is facing charges of first-degree murder and misconduct involving weapons.