Maplewood man pleads guilty to killing son after they fought over cable

  • Updated: August 7, 2014 - 10:07 PM

Pang Se Vang pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his son on March 24, 2014.

A Maplewood man pleaded guilty Thursday to fatally shooting his son earlier this year after the two quarreled.

Pang Se Vang, 84, pleaded guilty in Ramsey County District Court to second-degree murder in the March 24 death of Chue Vang.

According to the complaint, Pang Vang called his pastor the morning of the shooting and said he was upset that Chue Vang would not pay to install cable in the home. Chue Vang, 36, owned the home and lived with his parents and siblings. Father and son had argued, and Chue Vang told his father to move out.

Chue Vang asked his dad to talk with his sons about any problems he may have, Pang Vang’s wife told authorities. “I’m not talking with you kids,” Pang Vang said before closing himself off in his bedroom.

Chue Vang opened the bedroom door, yelled, “Dad!” and was shot once by his father, the complaint said.

Another son wrestled a rifle away from their father and family members fled. When police arrived at the family’s home in the 1800 block of E. County Road B about 11:51 a.m., Chue Vang was dead in a hallway. Pang Vang was bleeding from self-inflicted knife wounds to the chest and neck.

Pang Vang is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 8.

CHAO XIONG

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