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Did A Fight About Bad Grades Prompt Teen to Shoot His ICE Agent Dad?

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The 14-year-old boy who allegedly shot his father, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent, will enter a plea today. He's being charged with murder and prosecutors will seek to try him as an adult.

The boy, whose name has not been released, is due to appear in Compton juvenile court today, according to City News Service. He is accused of fatally shooting his 42-year-old father, Myron Chisem, last Wednesday in their Carson home after an argument about the boy's grades.

Deputy District Attorney Todd Hicks told KTLA-TV that the boy was upset over disciplinary issues at home, and grades was one of them.

Shawn Butler, a man who described himself as one of the victim's best friends as well as a former ICE colleague told the Los Angeles Times that he never noticed any sign of trouble between the father and son and that they had a good relationship.