CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The suspect charged with attempted murder after a shooting in Roan Mountain Wednesday night is now in police custody.
Eric Lee Thompson, 40, has turned himself in, according to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office.
Thompson has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after investigators said she shot another man.
As of Thursday, the man shot remains in critical condition in the hospital.
The CCSO reports that shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were called to a gas station on Highway 19E. Deputies report finding the man in a car with gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital while investigators began processing the scene.
Upon further investigation, authorities learned that the man shot may have been shot at Thompson’s home on Shell Creek Road. The release states a search warrant was executed at the home Thursday morning, which resulted in investigators finding evidence that the shooting had occurred there.
Investigators believe the shooting may have been motivated by a dispute over personal property.