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Correctional officer opened fire during family dispute, police say

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John Buckley, 42, works as a correctional officer at the Lois DeBerry correctional facility in Nashville. John Buckley, 42, works as a correctional officer at the Lois DeBerry correctional facility in Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police arrested a Tennessee state correctional officer after he fired a shot at his brother and niece during an argument.

According to an affidavit, John Buckley argued with his brother after returning to the home the family shares Monday.
 
At some point, Buckley went upstairs and retrieved a pistol.

He returned and fired a single shot and toward his brother and niece.

The bullet struck a wall behind the victims.  Neither was hit.

The victims fled the home and called police.

Buckley, 42, was apprehended a short time later.

He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and booked into the Metro jail on a $10,000 bond.

Buckley works as a correctional officer at the Lois DeBerry correctional facility in Nashville.

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