Shelby County authorities responded to the 300 block of 1000 South in Flat Rock Sunday afternoon.
A 911 call was received from Ricky Drake, 72, who stated that his adoptive son was out of control and had threatened him with a knife and a large whiskey bottle. Drake fired a single shot from a .45 handgun striking Dominick Drake, 24.
The Shelby County Coroner office confirmed Drake’s death at the scene.
The investigation is still ongoing with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.