A 20-year-old South Shore man killed his father Monday afternoon after a domestic altercation in an East Weymouth neighborhood, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrisey said.
The murder took place on Cross Street, which is five minutes from the West Hingham/East Weymouth town line.
The suspect, Michael Beaudry, age 20 of Weymouth was arrested and will be arraigned on Tuesday for a single count of murder of his father Ronald Beaudry, age 58.
Police responded at 2:14 p.m. Monday and found Ronald Beaudry down in the intersection of Westminister Road and Cross Street with family members attending to him, the DA said.
He was transported to the South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead quickly after his arrival.
Morrissey said the only known injury was blunt-forced trauma to the head. He would not specify if the CVP pipe and cylinder found at the scene were used.
Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes said officers have had contact with the suspect in the past , but would not go into detail on the reasons.
“We have had contact with Mr. (Michael) Beaudry in at least two occasions over the past two years,” Grimes said. “None of them gave rise to a criminal activity at all.”
Morrisey also confirmed that the State Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene after suspicious items were found on the street that were believed to be home-made explosives.
“The State police bomb squad has confirmed to us that whatever the item was, it is of no danger,” Morrisey.
Morrisey said the incident is still under investigation by the Weymouth and State Police. Family members are still being interviewed.
Suspect Michael Beaudry is a 2011 Weymouth High School graduate. On his Facebook Page he has posted photos of himself wearing military-like camouflage and carrying what looks like a shotgun. He’s also posing in pictures surrounded by magazine cut-outs of guns on the wall.