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Police say 28-year-old Modesto-area man, Matthew Nicholson, shot and killed his 68-year-old mother after becoming enraged over losing a video game.
The incident occurred, Friday night in Ceres, California, when investigators say Nicholson was alone in his room playing video games when he began yelling hysterically.
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When his mom, Lydia, came up to check on him, Nicholson accused her of sabotaging a headset worn during game use.
“He came out yelling something about my headset is broken or something about the headset being broken and then grabbed a gun and started shooting,” Sgt. Greg Yotsuya said.
When police arrived, they found two bullets in the wall and one in the ceiling. A fourth bullet struck his mother in the head and killed her. source
Police say the suspect’s father eventually wrestled the gun away from his son.
Nicholson then ran out and began driving to a relative’s home in Riverbank.
Officers spotted the car and arrested Nicholson without incident.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.
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