Police arrest Chincoteague man accused of shooting, killing father

Posted at 4:37 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 08:17:48-04

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, Va. - A Chincoteague man was arrested Thursday morning after being accused of shooting and killing his father.

At 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Chincoteague Police received a report that a male victim had been shot on School Street. Officers arrived on scene to find 70-year-old Thomas Lee Watson Sr. dead inside the home.

Further investigation led to the arrest of the victim’s son, Thomas Lee Watson Jr., on a Second-Degree Murder charge. He is currently being held in the Eastern Shore Regional Jail without bond.

The Accomack County Sheriff's Office is assisting Chincoteague Police in the investigation.

Anyone who has information on this or any other case is asked to contact the Chincoteague Police Department at (757) 336-3155.

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