By Jon King /

While charges have been filed against an 18-year-old Brighton resident who police say shot and killed his father, friends and family are coming together to support the family.

48-year-old Edward Jagst, a member of the Canton Township Police Department, was found deceased Monday morning inside his Woodlake Drive home by Brighton Police officers who had been summoned to the residence by Jagst’s teenage daughter.

The daughter identified her 18-year-old brother Hayden Jagst as the shooter and said he had threatened to kill himself before leaving the home. The son was later convinced to return to Brighton, where he was taken into custody. He remains lodged without bond in the Livingston County Jail following his arraignment on charges of open murder and felony firearms.

In the meantime, family friend Mary Ann Boyle has organized a GoFundMe account to support the family, writing on the page that, “Following the tragedy they just experienced, all proceeds will be going directly to the family through these troubling times for her mortgage, car payments and bills.”