Man, 21, Accused Of Murdering Dad In Irvine Is Arrested In Colorado
IRVINE (CBS) — A 21-year-old was arrested in Colorado Friday on suspicion of shooting and killing his father in Irvine.
Police responded to a home at 17 Dartmouth around 1:30 p.m. regarding a report of suspicious circumstances after family members had found a significant amount of blood inside the residence, Irvine Police Department Lt. Dave Klug said.
Officers searched the house and found 60-year-old Ernest Joseph Bruno dead in a room from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, Klug said.
Detectives identified the victim’s 21-year-old son, Steven Joseph Bruno, as a possible suspect, Klug said.
Preliminary findings indicate the suspect was living with his father, and the two recently had an argument regarding money issues, Klug said.
Investigators believed suspect Bruno fled the state in his father’s vehicle, and the vehicle information was shared with a variety of law enforcement agencies.
Officers with the Colorado Department of Public Safety located the vehicle and suspect in Logan County, Colorado, in the northeastern portion of the state, Klug said. Bruno was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, without incident, Klug said.
The homicide was the second of the year in Irvine, which has long been ranked among the nation’s safest cities with populations of more than 100,000, Klug said.
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