Hamilton County man charged with shooting, killing 15-year-old son

Tennessee News
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A Hamilton County man is in custody after he allegedly shot and killed his 15-year-old son Saturday night. 

According to WTVC, police responded to the call on Cotter Road. 

46-year-old Michael David McElrath was arrested and charged with criminal homicide in the death of his 15-year-old son. 

The sheriff’s office said McElrath murdered his son by shooting him several times. Deputies said he then shot their family dog before he ran to a neighbor’s house. 

McElrath was transported to the Hamilton County Jail and is being held on $1,000,000 bond. 

The investigation continues. 

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