A 59-year-old man was shot to death by his stepfather when he threatened his mother with a knife in Encinitas, authorities said Friday.
The shooting occurred Tuesday at a home in the 1200 block of Greenlake Drive, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Michael Blevins said.
Robert Dean was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Blevins said.
Barbara Miller, 80, called the sheriff’s department to report her adult son was threatening her, Blevins said.
The stepfather, identified as 74-year-old William Miller, “armed himself with a gun and shot the son,” Blevins said.
Barbara Miller was not injured and William Miller was questioned by detectives, Blevins said.