Deputies: Man shoots, kills his 68-year-old father in Fort Bend Co.

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Thomas Meisenheimer is charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his father (KTRK)

An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a 68-year-old man in Fort Bend County.

There are very few details still, but Eyewitness News has learned the 34-year-old suspect, Thomas Meisenheimer, is the victim's son.

Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies say the shooting happened around 8:20pm on Saturday at a home on Townsgate Circle near South Mason Road.

Deputies say they found Meisenheimer in the room with his father, identified as Walter Meisenheimer, 68. Authorities say the son had been handling a .38 caliber handgun when the shot was fired.

Walter Meisenheimer died from the gunshot wound to his neck.

Meisenheimer remains in the jail without bond.

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