MERRILLVILLE | A 65-year-old Merrillville man was charged in connection to a domestic dispute Sunday at his home in the 1200 block of Orchard Drive.
Kenneth McGhee faces a felony count of criminal recklessness and a misdemeanor count of battery.
McGhee allegedly was involved in a dispute with a relative.
During the incident, McGhee retrieved his gun, police said. The gun went off during the dispute, but the round didn't strike anyone.
The relative told police McGhee threatened to shoot him and struck the relative in the head with the gun.
The relative suffered a small laceration to the right side of his head.
McGhee indicated the relative threatened him and attempted to punch McGhee, police said. McGhee told police he was defending himself.