Son Arrested In ICE Agent Murder
14-year-old accused of shooting father to death.
Colleagues wiped away tears and formed a procession behind a coroner's van early Thursday after the body of a 40-year-old Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was removed from his Carson, California home.
Friends identified the agent as 40-year-old Myron Chisem.
The agent's 14-year-old son was arrested, accused in the shooting death Wednesday night.
Authorities responded to a 911 call from the victim's son at about 9 p.m.
The caller told dispatchers his father had been shot.
When deputies arrived the boy directed deputies to the room in which his father was located.
The man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body.
The agent was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation indicated the fatal round was fired from outside the home and through a window, investigators said.
The agent's service weapon was used in the shooting, according to investigators.
The victim was seated in a TV room in the back of a residence on the first floor.
The weapon was found in the front yard.
"This is a difficult time for ICE, especially for the family and loved ones of the agent. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers," ICE Director John Morton said in a statement.
At about 8 a.m., the body was moved the a coroner's van.
Agents outside the home lowered their heads as the body passed.
Many wiped away tears as they walked to their vehicles.
They formed a procession behind the coroner's van as it left the neighborhood.
"They had a good relationship, a great relationship as a father and son," said Shawn Butler, a friend of the victim.
Chisem moved to the house with his girlfriend about one year ago.
His son moved into the residence later, according to friends.
"He's 14 years old -- he has a lot of things he has to face now," said Butler.