LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A Long Island man was arrested after Suffolk County Police say he stabbed his father to death on a video call while others watched Thursday afternoon.
According to police, Dwight Powers, 72, was participating in a Zoom video chat with multiple people around 12 p.m. from his Amityville home on Dixon Avenue, when he was stabbed by his 32-year-old son, Thomas Scully-Powers.
Newsday reported there were "about 20" people on the video conference who noticed the man fall off screen before hearing heavy breathing.
Authorities said several people on the call called 911. Police were reportedly delayed about 15 to 20 minutes because the chat participants didn't know Powers' exact address.
The son fled out of a window after the attack but was apprehended nearly an hour later in the area of Ketcham Avenue and Cedar Street, officials said.
Scully-Powers was arrested and is to be charged with second-degree murder, Suffolk County Police said. Friday morning while being walked out of the precinct by cops, Scully-Powers told PIX11's Anthony Dilorenzo: "He's on drugs... He raped me with a gun...two nights ago," speaking of his father. The suspected killer also claimed his father "stabbed me, slit my wrists."