East Texas Man Killed In Family Dispute

Smith County, TX (KLTV) - What started as an argument between a father and his 17 year old son is ending with a homicide investigation.

Authorities arrived to a home on Shell Shore Drive in Smith County, near Lake Palestine, around 7:45 this morning after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor's house.

When they got there, the body of William David Ross had already been taken to the hospital after his wife tried CPR to revive him. Deputies said the argument may have broken out after Ross confronted the 17 year old about oversleeping.

His son's name is not being released. No one is in custody, and the investigation is ongoing. The body has been sent to Dallas for an autopsy. We'll continue to follow this story and have much more on this today at 6, and 10pm.