Nacogdoches police: Man shot, killed step-dad during altercation

Man shot, killed step-dad during altercation

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches police officers arrested a 36-year-old man and charged him with murder after he allegedly shot and killed his step-father during an "altercation."

Brian Lee Parker, of Nacogdoches, was booked in Wednesday and remains in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a first-degree felony murder charge. Parker was arraigned and his bond amount is set at $75,000.

According to a press release, the Nacogdoches Police Department received a 911 call from a home in the 2400block of Appleby Sand Road at about 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, and the caller said that a son had just shot his father. When NPD officers arrived at the scene, they found David Alton Collins, 54, of Nacogdoches dead inside the home.

"When we arrived, we found that a man was deceased at the scene, had suffered a single gunshot wound," said Nacogdoches Police Department's public information officer, Greg Sowell.

At that point, the NPD officers spoke with Parker and learned that he is Colllins' step-son.

"The investigation revealed that Collins and Parker were involved in an altercation," the press release stated. "Collins suffered a single gunshot wound and other visible injury, resulting in his death."

Sgt. Greg Sowell with the Nacogdoches Police Department said that Parker used a shotgun in the incident, which occurred after Parker and Collins were involved in a "physical altercation."

According to a probable cause affidavit East Texas News obtained Wednesday, Parker admitted to shooting Collins.

"Nothing on a motive at this time other than there was some sort of a disturbance over a disagreement," Sowell said.

Collins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Parker was arrested at the scene, and he was taken to the county jail.

"The investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing," the press release stated.

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