For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Incident: Son Kills Father During a Zoom Meeting
Location: 10 Dixon Avenue, Amityville
Date/Time: Thursday, May 21, 2020 at approximately 12:57 p.m.

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after he murdered his father in Amityville. Dwight Powers was participating on a Zoom video chat with multiple people, when he was stabbed by his son, Thomas Scully-Powers, at 12:04 p.m.


Several members of the chat called 911. Scully-Powers fled and was apprehended at Ketcham Avenue and Cedar Street at 12:57 p.m.


Scully-Powers, 32, was charged with Murder 2nd Degree. He will be transported to a local hospital for minor injuries sustained while jumping out of a window. Information on lodging and arraignment will be available upon his discharge from the hospital.  


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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 20-252890
Suffolk County Police Department

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