BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – A father says he shot a man he thought was threatening his son at a hotel parking lot in Blue Springs Wednesday night.

Marvin M. Belk, 44, flagged down responding officers and told them he was the man they were looking for. Belk said he was told his son was threatened at the Welcome Inn near Interstate 70 and Woods Chapel Road. Belk went to Joshua McDaniel’s room and confronted the 37 year old man about the incident. During an argument, Belk shot and killed McDaniel.

Belk is now charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action.