CRIME
12/13/2014 10:42 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Fearing Father's Fury For Skipping School, Teen Kills Him With Crossbow: Cops

Harrington Police Department

A Delaware 17-year-old has been arrested after allegedly fatally shooting his father with a crossbow.

Harrington teen, Seth Ramsey, was arrested Thursday after allegedly killing 41-year-old Todd Ramsey. Police arrived at the Ramsey residence when worried coworkers said Todd hadn't shown up for work in a few days.

In an affidavit obtained by 6ABC, police said the teen was scared of repercussions from his father for skipping school that Tuesday.

"He said that his father was in his bedroom from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seth said that he knew when his father came out he would be mad so he shot him," the affidavit said.

Police found Todd dead in a bedroom with a wound to his upper torso. The teen told police the weapon he used was a crossbow, according to the report.

Master Cpl. Gary E. Fournier told Philly.com that they are still investigating the crime. Fournier said he could not confirm the police report's account.

“We still don’t know when it happened,” Fournier told the publication. “No motive has been established.”

Ramsey is currently being held without bail.

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