A Tonopah man was found dead inside his home on Monday. Now, his son is behind bars -- accused of killing him with a shotgun.
24-year-old Tyler McQuade was booked into jail on one count of first-degree murder.
Deputies say he shot his dad, Sean McQuade, at least three times.
Sean’s brothers went to his home near 339th Avenue and I-10 on Monday to meet with a realtor. That’s when they discovered his body.
Court records show the father and son rarely talked, and that Tyler made threats against family members in the past.
Cell phone records indicate that Tyler and Sean talked on the phone on Saturday and Sean told a friend he was going to meet with Tyler at his home, telling that friend he didn’t know what Tyler wanted and “didn’t feel good about it.”
Deputies arrested Tyler McQuade Thursday at his home in Gilbert.
Tyler denied speaking to his dad on Saturday and did not show any emotion about the death of his father, according to detectives.
He is being held on $500,000 bond.