Michael Murphy, a 37-year-old man has killed his step-father, Kevin Moore.
The deadly shooting happened in the early morning, at a house on Rockingham Drive in Ferguson.
According to KMOV, Police say Murphy shot his step-father, Kevin Moore, multiple times. Police say Murphy may have been sticking up for his mom.
"Initial investigation also revealed they had been involved in some type of domestic incident which in turn escalated and possibly became physical," said Frank McCall Jr, Commander at Ferguson Police.
Police closed the case pretty quickly. Murphy is behind bars, charged with murder and armed criminal action. But News 4 wanted to know why it took three days to release details.
McCall said, "Sometimes when you put information out there it gives that person you're looking for information as to where you are. So sometimes you want to keep that information close to you," McCall explained.
Police say the community was never in danger and because this was domestic, they also wanted to respect the family.
"We have a family member that's deceased and you have two families suffering serious losses right now," McCall said. PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them Secret Fruits that increased my Manhood and makes me last 55 minutes+ all time - Click here to get it Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How MIDNIGHT,Pressed Mr Kilanko Suddenly Couldn't Urinate. Shrink your Enlarged Prostrate Here! Click Here Now