PONTIAC (WWJ) – A 15-year-old boy from Pontiac has been taken into custody for the murder of his father in a home near M-59 and Martin Luther King.

The victim is identified as 40-year-old Leo Stewart. According to deputies, Stewart got into an argument with his son regarding the son’s involvement in gang activity.

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When Stewart tried to stop his son from leaving the home, deputies say they teenager stabbed his father to death.

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Family members say the teenager was expelled from Pontiac schools a week ago due to behavioral problems.

He is currently being held at Oakland County Children’s Village pending charges.

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Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard calls it a ” very sad and tragic” case.