Deputies in Washington Parish say an elderly man was killed by his son Saturday afternoon.

According to Chief Deputy Mike Haley, 81-year-old Hoyt "Chick" Boyd was shot and killed by his son in the Angie community in northeast Washington Parish. Haley said preliminary information points to self-defense.

No charges have been filed in this incident, Haley said. The case will be referred to the 22nd Judicial District Attorney's Office.

"This is a tragic event which strongly impacts not only this family but also the entire close-knit Angie community," Sheriff Randy Seal said. "I extend my sincere sympathy to all who are touched by this event and offer my prayers to the Boyd family."