A DAD has been arrested after he allegedly shot dead his teenage son after finding out he was gay, police stated.

Wendell Melton, 53, slaughtered his 14-year-old son Giovanni Melton, from Henderson, Nevada, after flipping out at his son over his sexuality, police say.

 Wendell Melton is charged with murdering his own son

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Wendell Melton is charged with murdering his personal sonCredit score: Henderson Police Division
 Giovanni Melton, 14, had allegedly arguing with his dad when he was gunned down

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Giovanni Melton, 14, had allegedly arguing with his dad when he was gunned downCredit score: Fb

The lethal argument broke out on Thursday afternoon over his son having a boyfriend, police instructed KSNV.

Giovannis foster mum Sonia Jones instructed the station: “He hated he undeniable fact that his son was gay.

“I am certain that within his thoughts, he would slightly have a dead son than a gay son.

“I hope they throw the e-book at him.

“I hope every day when he looks in the mirror, he sees his son’s face.”

She alleged Wendell beforehand pulled a gun on his son earlier than when he caught him with his boyfriend.

I am certain that within his thoughts, he would slightly have a dead son than a gay son

Dead boy’s foster mum Sonia Jones

Police arrived on the scene on Thursday after receiving a report a couple of home disturbance at their house.

When authorities arrived they discovered {the teenager} in vital situation and rushed him to St Rose Dominican Hospital, the place he died.

Giovanni lived alone on the house the place he was shot dead, police have stated.

Wendell was arrested and booked into the Henderson Detection Centre.

He has been charged with open murder, child abuse and being a prohibited person possessing a firearm.

Giovanni’s pals paid tribute to an energetic teenager who “could make anyone smile”.

One of them, Bailey Schultz, a school friend from Coronado High School, said “he was young and had a lot to live for”.

 Giovanni Melton had a boyfriend which allegedly his father did not approve of

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Giovanni Melton had a boyfriend which allegedly his father didn’t approve ofCredit score: Fb



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