The Amherst County Communications center received a call Tuesday about a for a gunshot wound on Riverview Road in Madison Heights, according to the Amherst County Sheriff's Office.

When officers arrived, they found a deceased male inside the residence.

The deceased was later identified as John Austin, 38, of Madison Heights.

As a result of the investigation, Chris Austin, 47, was taken into custody without incident and charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.