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Man allegedly shoots, kills son during domestic incident in Shelby County

Posted at 3:53 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 17:10:47-05

FLAT ROCK — Authorities are investigating after an adoptive father allegedly shot and killed his son Sunday afternoon in Flat Rock.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputies and emergency personnel were called around 3:30 p.m. to the 300 block of West 1000 South, on the report of a domestic between an adoptive father and his son, Sheriff Louie Koch said in a press release.

Ricky Drake, 72, called 911 and told authorities his son was out of control and threatening him with a knife and a large whiskey bottle, Koch said.

Ricky allegedly fired a single shot and struck his son, Dominick Drake, 24, in the chest, Koch said. Dominick later died.

At this time, no arrests have been made.

Detectives are still investigating the incident.