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Former police officer, 84, charged in shooting death of son

An 84-year-old former University of Virginia police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his son.

Albemarle County police say 47-year-old Matthew Short died Friday night after being shot Wednesday night.

His father, Donald Short, had been charged with malicious wounding after the shooting. Police say he now faces a second-degree murder charge.

The slaying is the first homicide in Albemarle County in more than a year. Police have not detailed the circumstances of the shooting.

Court records did not list an attorney for Donald Short.

 

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