Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner reports the shooting happened shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, May 5.
The victim, 20-year-old Patrick Goforth, reportedly died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Charles C. Goforth, 40, of Catron, father of the victim, was arrested and charged with the Class A felony of second degree murder and the unclassified felony of armed criminal action.
The shooting occurred at the elder Goforth's home.
Hefner said the Major Case Squad was activated early Saturday morning and used the Bernie Police Department as a command center.
His bond has been set at $750,000 cash-only and he remains in the Stoddard County Jail.
Goforth will be arraigned before Judge Joe Z. Satterfield on Thursday, May 10.