A 36-year-old man was arguing with his father before their fight sparked a deadly argument between brothers, according to Kentucky authorities.
Sometime during the altercation both the 36-year-old and his brother were shot, Kentucky State Police said.
Investigators were called to the shooting on Monday, May 23 at a home on Elkhorn Creek, according to a news release.
Adam Cantrell died of a fatal gunshot wound, authorities said, and brother Cody Cantrell fled the home.
State troopers found Cody Cantrell shortly after the shooting with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound from the fight with his brother. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Cody Cantrell, of Elkhorn City, was arrested and charged with murder (domestic violence) and one count of fourth-degree domestic violence assault (minor injury).
The investigation is ongoing.
Elkhorn City, in Pike County, is about 163 miles southeast of Lexington.