Police Question Father In Deadly Matteson Shooting

MATTESON, Ill. (CBS) — A 26-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday night in south suburban Matteson, and his father was being questioned Monday morning in his death.

As CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports, Matteson police said when officers arrived at the home in the 3700 block of West 216th Street, they were greeted by the father on the front lawn, and he told them he had shot his 26-year-old son.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the son as Timothy Lithgow Jr.

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Matteson police say they received a call just before 9 p.m. Sunday.

Upon responding, they found the son inside the house in the living room with numerous gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the home.

The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is working with Matteson police in investigating the shooting death.

The father was in police custody as of Monday morning.

Police have declined to say just yet what led up to the incident, or if anyone else was in the home at the time.

  • Alejandrisha White

    Is this what they mean by “Black Love”?

  • Kathy

    Tim was my best friend.. and I wish this was all a horrific dream and wake up and call him but I cant but he will be forever in my heart and prayers as I am sure he will be with many others

  • http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/13/police-matteson-man-shot-killed-son-in-self-defense/ Police: Matteson Man Shot, Killed Son In Self-Defense « CBS Chicago

    […] When police arrived on the scene Sunday night at about 9 p.m., the father met them in the front yard of the home he and his son rented in the 3700 block of West 216th Street, and told them he shot his son, Timothy Lithgow Jr., 26. […]

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