SHOCK: Robert C. Richardson III, 16, has been charged with murder after investigators said he fatally shot his father and then dumped his body in a pond behind a relative’s home in Harford County, Maryland.

The teen has been charged as an adult with first degree and second-degree murder in the death of his dad, Robert C. Richardson Jr. A motive for the murder has not been released.

Harford County police received a call from a relative of the teen at 10:45 p.m. Monday reporting a domestic disturbance possibly involving a weapon in the 800 block of Moores Mill Road in Bel Air. Investigators found blood outside of the home and more evidence of a shooting once they forced their way inside, police said.

They began to search for a 1991 Chevy Blazer they thought was being driven by Robert Richardson III, officials said, and a State Police trooper spotted it about 6 a.m. Police said the teen led them in a chase but ultimately crashed into a cinderblock wall. Source

It is a real tragedy that two lives are lost in this murder. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.