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Man accused of killing stepfather in Gilbert on Christmas Day

Dec 27, 2022, 9:54 AM | Updated: 9:56 am

Michael Kaser (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Gilbert Police Department Photos)...

Michael Kaser (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Gilbert Police Department Photos)

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Gilbert Police Department Photos)

PHOENIX — A man was arrested for allegedly killing his stepfather on Christmas Day in Gilbert, authorities said.

The victim was found with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle that had backed into a home near Recker and Warner roads around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the Gilbert Police Department said in a press release Monday.

The 80-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators identified 48-year-old Michael Kaser as the suspect.

Kaser allegedly shot his stepfather after returning from a family dinner, police said.

He was taken into custody and booked into jail on one count of first-degree murder.

No other details were made available. The investigation is ongoing.

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Man accused of killing stepfather in Gilbert on Christmas Day