Man Found Dead After Shooting in Fort Worth

Shooting suspect found dead in Fort Worth park

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012  |  Updated 11:40 PM CDT
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Police have found the body of a man suspected of fatally shooting a man at a Fort Worth tree service.

Omar Villafranca, NBC 5 News

Police have found the body of a man suspected of fatally shooting a man at a Fort Worth tree service.

Police have found the body of the man suspected of fatally shooting a man inside a Fort Worth business on Thursday afternoon.

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. Witnesses and neighbors said the shooter was Rivers' father.

Police said a man in his early 60s had walked out and told an employee that he shot the victim.

"A white male actually told an employee that he had actually shot the victim," police spokesman Officer Cliff Miller said. "The employee went inside and observed the body on the floor, and the suspect ended up leaving in a vehicle."

Officers found the sport utility vehicle the shooter left in at Ed Collette Park in the 4900 block of West Vickery Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m.

A SWAT unit was called to the park when the man inside the vehicle did not respond to an officer's verbal commands.

SWAT officers found the shooter inside the car with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said their investigation is ongoing.

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

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