A 31-year-old man was arrested early Friday, hours after he allegedly shot his parents in their Tinicum Township home, killing his father and wounding his mother, police said.
Police found Matthew Hox hiding in woods about a block from the crime scene about 3 a.m., officials said.
Hox shot his father, Henry Hox, 77, and mother, Donna Hox, 62, about 8 p.m. Thursday following an argument in their home on the 400 block of Iroquois Street, authorities said.
Henry Hox was pronounced dead at the scene. Donna Hox was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where she was able to speak to investigators, according to 6ABC.
Matthew Hox was charged with murder, aggravated assault, and related offenses and ordered held without bail at the Delaware County jail.
Tinicum Township Police Chief Steve Edmiston told reporters at the scene that detectives found a weapon in the house.
He said the nature of the argument that sparked the shooting was not yet known.
The shooting was the second in eights days in the Philadelphia suburbs in which a son allegedly targeted his parents.
On Sept. 19, Bruce Rogal killed his parents — William Rogal, 89 and Nancy Rogal, 87 — in a Chester County nursing home before killing himself to end a shooting spree that began when he shot at his ex-wife.