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PD: Father arrested after shooting, killing 19-year-old son in Mesa

 Jeffrey Williams
Posted at 9:32 PM, Dec 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 10:16:10-05

MESA, AZ — Police say a man was arrested after he shot and killed his 19-year-old son in Mesa.

Around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a domestic violence-related incident near Val Vista Drive and Baseline Road.

Nineteen-year-old Adam Williams was reportedly shot multiple times at close range by his father, according to police. He was found lying in his bed when officers arrived and was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

The father, 61-year-old Jeffrey Williams, was arrested and booked into jail on a first-degree murder charge.

 Jeffrey Williams
Mugshot of Jeffrey Williams, accused of killing his 19-year-old son.

According to official documents, the father called 911 to report the shooting.

Williams told police he shot the victim while he was in bed, but he wasn’t sure if the victim was sleeping.

The incident reportedly occurred after “issues” involving the victim not wanting to be on medication for depression and bipolar disorder. However, a witness who was in the house at the time told police they “did not know why he would kill his own son.”