JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Johnson City police have released new information in a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of Lowe’s Home Improvement Tuesday.
According to a release from the Johnson City Police Department, officers were called to the scene outside the store on Marketplace Boulevard around 4:40 p.m.
The release states when officers arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg. A man matching the description of the suspect was found nearby.
JCPD identified the suspect as Timothy Delaney, 24, of Elizabethton.
According to the release, Delaney “surrendered a handgun when he was encountered by officers.”
Police report that Delaney and the man shot had been involved in a verbal argument and were acquainted with one another.
A police lieutenant on the scene Tuesday told News Channel 11 that the argument began in front of the store before making its way into the parking lot.
The release states during the argument, Delaney pulled out the gun and shot the victim in the leg.
JCPD reports the victim was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center. Police said his condition was upgraded to “stable” Wednesday afternoon.
Delaney was charged with aggravated assault and transported to the Washington County Detention Center. He was placed on a $25,000 bond.
Delaney is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, May 26.