Chicago man charged with fatally shooting teenage son in Austin

A Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his 16-year-old son on the city's West Side.

Police say the victim – identified as Leontaye Taylor – was physically fighting with 33-year-old Leon Taylor inside a home in the 100 block of North Parkside at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Leon eventually pulled out a gun and shot Leontaye several times in the chest. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told responding officers that Leon fled the scene with the handgun before police arrived. Around 10 p.m., Leon was taken into custody in the 5600 block of W. Washington Blvd.

He's due in court on Tuesday.

No further information was provided. The investigation is ongoing.

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