OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators say bloody footprints at the scene of a killing in Tennessee have led them to arrest a man whose shoes match the stained steps.

News outlets cite court documents as saying the prints discovered near Gary McPherson's body match Rodney Gearing's shoes. Gearing was questioned by authorities hours after they found McPherson and Gearing's shoes, clothes and phone were sent to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation lab for testing.

Local authorities received the TBI's report matching Gearing's shoes to the prints and arrested him Tuesday night. He is charged with homicide and it is unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.

McPherson was found dead inside his home in July. Witnesses told investigators they saw Gearing with wounds and McPherson's gun that was missing from his home.