DERRY, N.H. (WHDH) - A 27-year-old man from Candia, New Hampshire is being charged with murder after a fatal shooting at a restaurant in the town of Derry.

Law officials said John Kratz was arraigned on a second degree murder charge Thursday, a day after the shooting death of his uncle, John Kratz, Jr., 64, of Sandown.

The suspect was taken into custody after officers initially responded to a reported shooting at the Lobster Claw II on Main Street in Derry around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

There, authorities found John Kratz, Jr., suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, according to a joint statement issued by New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella and Derry Police Chief George Feole.

He was taken to Eilliot Hospital in Manchester, where he was pronounced dead.

Following an investigation, the 27-year-old Kratz was located in a car several miles away from the scene and arrested.

He was arraigned in Rockingham County Superior Court on Thursday on a charge of second degree murder for knowingly causing the death of Kratz Jr. by “shooting him in the head with a gun,” according to an update from the AG’s office.

A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf, with Kratz later being ordered held without bail.

Details on a possible motive in the shooting have not yet been released. A judge also ordered that court documents associated with the investigation be impounded.

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