A 56-year-old Ooltewah man has been charged in the murder of his 39-year-old son-in-law.
Adam Keith Levi was found dead at his home in Ooltewah on Thursday night after Glen Allen Donaldson called 911 to report the shooting.
Donaldson, who is charged with first-degree murder, was asked by the dispatcher if his son-in-law was still alive. He said, "I doubt it."
The victim was found lying dead in the kitchen floor from a gunshot to the head.
The incident happened around 9 p.m. at the 3900 block of Niles Terrace.
A police report says Levi was going through a divorce with Donaldson's daughter.
Donaldson went to his residence to retrieve a bed rail.
Donaldson said Levi was at the kitchen sink and turned to threaten him with a knife. However, investigators said a knife was not found nearby.
They said the gunshot wound "was inconsistent with a self-defense shot."
When Donaldson was being taken into custody, a pistol was found in the front seat of his truck.