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.