A sixty-nine-year-old Southern California man allegedly shot and killed his wife and son on Tuesday. Officials believe that he killed his son because he was gay.

Shehada Khalil Issa (pictured) shot his son, Amir Issa, 29, outside his Los Angeles home in the area known as North Hills. His wife's body was found in the bathroom, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

Prosecutors allege that the father had previously threatened to kill his son because of his sexual orientation.

Officials said they are looking into the mother's death.

Shehada Issa is being held without bail. He faces one count of willful, deliberate and premeditated murder, prosecutors said. If convicted as charged, he could receive a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.