Fort Worth Shooting a Murder-Suicide

Shooting suspect found dead in Fort Worth park

Friday, Jan 13, 2012  |  Updated 2:41 PM CDT
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Fort Worth Shooting a Murder-Suicide

NBC 5

Police investigate a shooting at Rivers Tree Service on White Settlement Road in Fort Worth December 12, 2012.

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Fort Worth police are still trying to determine a motive after a shooting Thursday afternoon on the city's west side.

Police responded to calls of shots fired at Rivers Tree Service in the 4600 block of White Settlement Road at about 3:15 p.m.

Officers found the body of 41-year-old Charles Rivers inside the business. Witnesses and neighbors said the gunman was Rivers' 61-year-old father, Greg Rivers.

The elder Rivers' body was found at Ed Collette Park in the 4900 block of West Vickery Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators on the scene said it appeared as if the older Rivers died of a self-inflicted gunshot
wound. On Friday afternoon his death was ruled suicide by the Tarrant County Medical Examine.

Charles Rivers death was ruled as a homicide.

NBC 5's Omar Villafranca and Chris Van Horne contributed to this report.

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