May 7, 2016 11:50 am -


Police said 25-year-old Benjamin Middendorf shot his 28-year-old brother, Nicholas Middendorf, in a home they share with their mother.

The two siblings reportedly got into an argument after the older sibling and their mother came home from a local bar.

The suspect told officers that his brother had been bullying him. According to WESH-TV, that allegedly prompted Benjamin Middendorf to retrieve a gun and shoot his brother in the living room the family shared.

The woman told police that she heard the argument followed by the suspect threatening to shoot the victim, and then a single shot. She then walked into the living room and found Nicholas Middendorf on the floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.



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