SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Pinal County authorities say the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old boy apparently was a suicide.

Sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney the boy's father, an ASU police sergeant, found his fatally wounded son in the family home's master bedroom after family members heard a gunshot.

According to Gaffney, the boy earlier had become upset after the father asked him to complete some chores.

The shooting occurred Tuesday evening.

Gaffney says the boy was breathing when responders arrived but died later at a Phoenix hospital.