A teen who has been charged with the murder of his customs and immigration agent father had fought with his dad over grades, according to a county prosecutor.
The unidentified 14-year-old boy was charged Friday with the murder of Myron W. Chisem, a 42-year-old U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent and native of Torrance,
Chisem, who shot in the head, was found dead Wednesday night in the family's home in Carson.
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Todd Hicks said Friday that the father and son had fought over the boy's marks in school.
"There was a disciplinary problem over various issues and grades was one of them," Hicks said.
Prosecutors will seek to have the juvenile tried as an adult, the District Attorney's Office said in a statement.
The son, whose birthdate was given as Aug. 21, 1997, is suspected of using his father's service weapon to fire at his father through a window.
The boy is charged with one count of murder and an allegation that he used a firearm. He has an arraignment in Compton Juvenile Court on Monday, according to Deputy District Attorney Todd Hicks.
The suspect was arrested Thursday, as friends and investigators alike searched for a motive.
Chisem and his son were described by a friend of the family as having a "good relationship.".