Irvine man arrested for murder after his father is found dead at their home; knife recovered

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Monday, January 16, 2023
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IRVINE, Calif. -- A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after his father was found dead at the home they shared in Orange County, authorities said Sunday.

Officers responded Saturday morning after a friend reported that the victim hadn't shown up for work, the Irvine Police Department said in a statement.

The friend called 911 after encountering the victim's son, "who appeared disheveled and would not let him inside," the police statement said.

Police entered the home and found 69-year-old Bruce Shipper dead inside, the statement said.

The victim's son, Tyler Shipper, could face a murder charge, officials said. It wasn't known Sunday if he has an attorney.

Police recovered a knife suspected of being used in the crime, the statement said.