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Father charged with killing son

STROUDSBURG — Police say a 62-year-old Northeastern Pennsylvania man shot his 19-year-old son to death during an argument on Father’s Day.

Authorities say Bernard Uckele killed his son Justin with a handgun about 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the garage of Uckele’s home in Jackson Township.

Justin Uckele was dead when troopers arrived. Bernard Uckele fled but was arrested after a short chase by police.

Police say Justin’s girlfriend had fought with Justin’s sister earlier Sunday afternoon and the father had become involved.

The shooting occurred after Justin returned home from work.

Bernard Uckele is being held without bail on a homicide charge at the Monroe County jail.

Prosecutors declined to say whether Uckele has an attorney.

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