May 21, 2020 10:01 pm
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A father on New York’s Long Island was stabbed to death by hisult son during a Zoom video chat with almost two dozen other men who were participating in the live stream. 

Dwight Powers, 72, of Amityville, NY, was home on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men Thursday when he was stabbed to death, allegedly by his son Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, police say. 

The stabbing at the Dixon Avenue home allegedly took place around noon, as the AA meeting was underway, say Suffolk County Police say.  

Scully-Powers allegedly appears naked in the Zoom feed after the slaying as the participants scrambled to notify authorities.  

Dwight Powers, 72, of Amityville, NY, was on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men Thursday when he was stabbed to death during the live stream Thursday, police say. He is pictured (right) with an unidentified man from a Facebook image

Dwight Powers, 72, of Amityville, NY, was on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men Thursday when he was stabbed to death during the live stream Thursday, police say. He is pictured (right) with an unidentified man from a Facebook image

Dwight Powers, 72, of Amityville, NY, was on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men Thursday when he was stabbed to death during the live stream Thursday, police say. He is pictured (right) with an unidentified man from a Facebook image

Powers (right) was allegedly stabbed to death by his son Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, say police. Powers is pictured with an unidentified woman from an image posted on Facebook

Powers (right) was allegedly stabbed to death by his son Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, say police. Powers is pictured with an unidentified woman from an image posted on Facebook

Powers (right) was allegedly stabbed to death by his son Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, say police. Powers is pictured with an unidentified woman from an image posted on Facebook

Powers' son Scully-Powers allegedly appears naked in the Zoom feed after the slaying as the participants scrambled to notify authorities. Powers (center) is pictured in a Facebook image

Powers' son Scully-Powers allegedly appears naked in the Zoom feed after the slaying as the participants scrambled to notify authorities. Powers (center) is pictured in a Facebook image

Powers’ son Scully-Powers allegedly appears naked in the Zoom feed after the slaying as the participants scrambled to notify authorities. Powers (center) is pictured in a Facebook image

The stabbing at the Dixon Avenue home allegedly took place around noon, as the AA meeting was underway, say Suffolk County Police say

The stabbing at the Dixon Avenue home allegedly took place around noon, as the AA meeting was underway, say Suffolk County Police say

The stabbing at the Dixon Avenue home allegedly took place around noon, as the AA meeting was underway, say Suffolk County Police say 

Detectives and officers stand in a street closure during their investigation of the stabbing

Detectives and officers stand in a street closure during their investigation of the stabbing

Detectives and officers stand in a street closure during their investigation of the stabbing

Officers blocked off access to Dixon Avenue where Powers' home is located

Officers blocked off access to Dixon Avenue where Powers' home is located

Officers blocked off access to Dixon Avenue where Powers’ home is located

Police who were called to the home say the son answered the door, slammed it in their faces, and fled through a window before he was caught a short while later, WABC reports.

Participants on the Zoom chat first noticed something had gone wrong when they saw Powers fall during the feed, cops say.

Moments later they allegedly saw his son appear naked in the feed.

‘It looked like bed sheets were being ripped off the bed by a gentleman who appeared to be naked as well as bald, and he had a tattoo on his left arm,’ one of the participants in the Zoom chat tells WABC.  

The participant, who wore a facial covering and did not give his name, says the man then placed the bed sheets on the floor ‘as if he was covering something up.’ 

‘He discovered that people were seeing him through the camera, so he he covered up the camera,’ the participant says.  

One of the participants from the Zoom chat (pictured wearing a face mask) said that after the slaying, 'It looked like bed sheets were being ripped off the bed by a gentleman who appeared to be naked as well as bald, and he had a tattoo on his left arm'

One of the participants from the Zoom chat (pictured wearing a face mask) said that after the slaying, 'It looked like bed sheets were being ripped off the bed by a gentleman who appeared to be naked as well as bald, and he had a tattoo on his left arm'

One of the participants from the Zoom chat (pictured wearing a face mask) said that after the slaying, ‘It looked like bed sheets were being ripped off the bed by a gentleman who appeared to be naked as well as bald, and he had a tattoo on his left arm’

It took the support group participants about ten to 15 minutes to figure out Powers’ name and location so they could call for help. 

When cops arrived at the home, they say Scully-Powers allegedly answered the door, slammed it shut and made his escape through a window.

The suspect was caught about an hour later at Ketcham Avenue and Cedar Street, say police. He was taken to a hospital after suffering minor injuries during his escape attempt.

When cops arrived at the home, they say Scully-Powers answered the door, slammed it shut and made his escape through a window. Investigators are pictured at the scene of the stabbing

When cops arrived at the home, they say Scully-Powers answered the door, slammed it shut and made his escape through a window. Investigators are pictured at the scene of the stabbing

When cops arrived at the home, they say Scully-Powers answered the door, slammed it shut and made his escape through a window. Investigators are pictured at the scene of the stabbing

An officer strands outside the Dixon Avenue home where Dwight Powers was fatally stabbed

An officer strands outside the Dixon Avenue home where Dwight Powers was fatally stabbed

An officer strands outside the Dixon Avenue home where Dwight Powers was fatally stabbed

Investigators walk past a command post set up at the scene of the fatal stabbing

Investigators walk past a command post set up at the scene of the fatal stabbing

Investigators walk past a command post set up at the scene of the fatal stabbing

Cops also brought a mobile crime lab to the scene of the fatal stabbing on Dixon Avenue

Cops also brought a mobile crime lab to the scene of the fatal stabbing on Dixon Avenue

Cops also brought a mobile crime lab to the scene of the fatal stabbing on Dixon Avenue

An officer is seen loading bags of evidence into the mobile crime lab parked on Dixon Avenue

An officer is seen loading bags of evidence into the mobile crime lab parked on Dixon Avenue

An officer is seen loading bags of evidence into the mobile crime lab parked on Dixon Avenue

Father and son were the only two residents of the home, say cops. 

Scully-Powers was taken to Suffolk County Police Headquarters and charged with murder in the second degree.

Noditional details were released. A spokesperson for the Suffolk County Prosecutor’s Office was not immediately available when DailyMail.com reached out.

Father and son were the only two residents of the home, say cops. An officer stands by an emergency service vehicle outside Powers' home

Father and son were the only two residents of the home, say cops. An officer stands by an emergency service vehicle outside Powers' home

Father and son were the only two residents of the home, say cops. An officer stands by an emergency service vehicle outside Powers’ home

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