CICERO, N.Y. — Police say a man shot and killed his brother-in-law during an early morning argument in a suburban home in central New York.

Authorities say they found 40-year-old Christopher Ross had been shot multiple times by the 55-year-old Cicero homeowner early Tuesday. Cicero is near Syracuse.

Onondaga (ah-nahn-DAH-gah) County Sheriff Eugene Conway says the two men had a history of animosity and were arguing Monday night before the dispute turned physical early Tuesday. Conway says the homeowner’s wife intervened and persuaded him to go upstairs, but he came back down with a rifle and shot Ross.

Ross was taken to a hospital, where he died shortly after arriving.

The suspect is being held without bail on a murder charge.

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