Los angeles murders son because he is gay
He is being held without bail. The shooting occurred about 9 a. The father admitted that he shot his son with a shotgun, said Sgt. Greg Bruce of the Los Angeles Police Department, who was the incident commander at the scene of the shooting.
Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought child was gay, prosecutor says
Neighbors said gay man shot by father had troubled history - Los Angeles Times
Amir Issa, 29, was found shot dead outside the family home Tuesday, along with his mother, who was found stabbed to death in the bathroom, reports The Los Angeles Daily News. The father was charged with murder Friday. Prosecutors allege that Amir Issa was murdered because of his sexual orientation, and his killing, "because of the victims' association with a person and a group of that status, considered a hate crime," they said. Amir's father had previously threatened to kill his son because of his sexuality, reported the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. The father reportedly told police that he found his wife dead at the home, and heard noises, so he grabbed his gun, and then came across his son outside. He claims that his son was wielding a knife and threatening him, and that's when the shooting happened, he told police. The father told police that his son threatened him with a knife, but there was no knife found on the scene.
Neighbors said gay man shot by father had troubled history
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. CNN Map. Story highlights Son had multiple gunshot wounds; mother is also dead, stabbed "multiple times," police say LGBT people can face abandonment and violence "even within their own family," advocate says Los Angeles man is charged in son's murder; death of man's wife also is probed.
Shehada Issa, 69, said he shot his son in self-defense after he discovered his wife's dead body in their house. The district attorney's office said Friday that Issa had allegedly threatened to kill his year-old son, Amir, in the past because he was gay. Issa was arrested Tuesday after Los Angeles police officers found the younger man's body outside a house in the city's North Hills area. Issa's wife was found stabbed to death inside the house. Authorities allege the father used a shotgun in the attack on his son, the Los Angeles Times reported.