A 22-year-old man shot his father to death Saturday morning in New Paltz, then took his own life as officers approached him, police said.
The father, Andrew K. Kaartine, 58, was found shot in the parking lot of the Plaza Diner, New Paltz police said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
A red Camaro was seen leaving the scene and police followed it on the New York State Thruway to Saugerties where it crashed, police said. As officers approached, he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police said there was no ongoing danger to the public.