State Police charged a St. Albans man this afternoon (April 8) in connection with the shooting death of his uncle inside the uncle’s home at 50 McNally Road earlier in the day on April 8.

According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, Jeremy Erving, 24, was arrested around 2PM on April 8 and charged with murder. McCausland added that Erving did not live at the scene of the shooting.

McCausland said Erving  is charged in connection with the death of his uncle, Randy Erving, 53.  The younger Erving was arrested after being questioned by State Police detectives, McCausland said.

Jeremy Erving arrived at the Somerset Sheriff’s Office in Skowhegan about 9AM to report the incident.  Deputies responded to the house and found the body of  Randy Erving in his bedroom, McCausland said.

A team of evidence technicians from State Police will begin processing the home for evidence this afternoon and the body will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for autopsy.

According to McCausland, Jeremy Erving was taken to the Somerset County Jail and will likely make his first court appearance either Monday or Tuesday. Detectives consulted with the Maine Attorney General’s Office before lodging the murder charge against Erving, McCausland added.