Central Valley Man Held for Shooting Mother After Video Game Argument

Matthew Nicholson  Ceres Police Department

Matthew Nicholson Ceres Police Department

A little white before 10 in the evening, authorities received an emergency report of a woman being shot inside a residence.

During their investigation, police determined 28-year-old Matthew Nicholson had been in his bedroom playing video games when he became upset and started yelling.

During the argument, his headset broke, which he blamed on his mother before threatening to kill her and his father.

Matthew Nicholson at that point faulted his mother and undermined to execute the two his folks previously he snatched a handgun in the home, police said.

A family companion told Fox40, "I comprehend that he would've murdered the father as well, however the weapon stuck".

Nicholson's father wrestled the gun away from the suspect, who then fled the scene. "The father grabbed the gun, emptied it". "He came out yelling something about my headset is broken or something about the headset being broken and then grabbed a gun and started shooting", Sgt. Greg Yotsuya, with the Ceres Police Department told KCRA.

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The suspect fled in a vehicle to the home of a family member in Riverbank, where officers spotted his auto and stopped him.

Lydia Nicholson was transported to a hospital for treatment but ultimately succumbed to her injuries.

Nicholson then ran out and began driving to a relative's home in Riverbank, CA.

"[She] had so much compassion for people and just wanted to see the best in people at all times", said Autumn Nicholson of her mother.

Police apprehended Nicholson in Riverbank without further incident and booked him into the Stanislaus County Jail where he is being held without bail.

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