Police Chief: Charges pending after Church Hill shooting sends 2 to hospital

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HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Charges are pending in a shooting that left two people hospitalized in Hawkins County.

According to a release from Church Hill Police Chief Chad Mosley, officers were called to a home in the 200 block of Armstrong Drive after reports of a shooting at 8:52 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.

The release states when officers arrived, they found William Arthur Meade Jr., 40, “had been shot in the lower leg.”

Officers reportedly learned Brandon Beard, 38, had arrived at the home. An altercation took place, during which Beard allegedly pulled out a handgun.

The release states other people in the home tried to take the gun away from Beard, but it discharged and hit both Beard and Meade.

Beard left the scene before officers arrived, according to the release.

Hawkins County EMS transported Meade to Holston Valley Medical Center by ambulance.

The release states around 9 p.m., officers were called to Ferry Road in Surgoinsville in regards to a man who had been shot. The man was identified as Beard.

Beard had reportedly been shot in the groin area during the shooting on Armstrong Drive and then driven himself back home.

According to police, Beard was flown to the Johnson City Medical Center. As of Monday morning, his condition remains unknown.

The release states police are still interviewing witnesses with charges pending.

This is an ongoing story, visit WJHL.com for updates.

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