Cornell University sophomore Charles Tan was arrested Monday on charges of second-degree murder after allegedly shooting his father, Ling "Jim" Tan, the Cornell Daily Sun reported.
Police responded to a domestic incident at Tan's home in Pittsford, N.Y., and found Charles Tan and his mother standing in the driveway with his father dead in the house with gunshots in his upper body.
Investigators conducted a search warrant of the house early Tuesday morning and found a shotgun. Tan was subsequently arraigned at 6 a.m. and is being held without bail.
Tan's attorney told reporters there was domestic violence in the home for "decades" by the father against his wife and two sons. Police had been called to the home in the past and several neighbors confirmed this as well.
Jim Tan was the president and CEO of Dynamax Imaging, a developer of imaging sensing technology.Tan is a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.