Police said Charles Boling Jr., 47, a lifelong resident of the area, and his parents, Charles and Gail, were found dead in Boling Jr.’s home at 325 Baker Bridge Road.
Boling Jr.’s friend Kenneth Kilgore was in the house with several gunshot wounds, still alive. He was airlifted to Erlanger hospital, where he was in critical condition in an intensive care unit Friday night, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Gault said.
On Facebook, Boling Jr. and Kilgore are listed as being in a “domestic partnership,” and county property records show they are joint owners of the house in a rural northeastern corner of Bradley County.
Sheriff’s investigators spent all day Friday at the home, trying to unravel what led to the deadly shootings.
Police now believe Boling Sr., 67, had argued the night before with his 65-year-old wife and she had gone to stay with her son. But sometime before 7 a.m. Friday, Boling Sr. drove to the house and shot his wife, his son and Kilgore before killing himself, Gault said.