According to the affidavit, Ford entered the house, unsheathed the knife and started walking toward Joliff, raising the knife to Joliff's chest and neck area.
Joliff, who was armed with a handgun, warned Ford that “he needed to stop or he would fire,” police reported.
“Michael continued to advance on Daniel and Daniel fired one time in the chest of Michael,” Edmond police Det. Chris Cook wrote in the affidavit.
Joliff continued shooting when Ford kept advancing, the detective said.
Joliff told the detective “he felt his life was in jeopardy and that he felt his only course of action was to defend himself with his pistol.”
Christina Ford told police she received a text message from her estranged husband three weeks before the fatal shooting that said he “was going to hurt Daniel for being with her,” according to the affidavit.