Man dies from 'traumatic injury,' son ID'ed as suspect, police say

BOONE, N.C. -- Police say a man has died from traumatic injuries Sunday morning after he was reportedly assaulted.

Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Stoneybrook Court in Boone. Following the officers' arrivals, the man was transported to Watauga Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police identified the victim's son as the suspect in this case. Police withheld the names of both the victim and the suspect.

Boone Police says charges have not been filed at this time. Chief of Police Dana Crawford released the following statement:

“This is the type of case that allows us time to do a thorough investigation up front and then carefully consider what charges, if any, are appropriate. We will certainly include the District Attorney’s Office in this process. The suspect is cooperating with the police and is not believed to be a danger to the community.” 

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