Man charged with attempted homicide after shooting grandson - WKRN News 2

Grandfather charged with attempted homicide after shooting grandson

Posted: Updated: Jan 26, 2014 4:43 PM CST
Thomas Teague, 83, grandfather Thomas Teague, 83, grandfather
Thomas Johnson, 33, grandson Thomas Johnson, 33, grandson

A grandson is in critical condition after a family dispute between him and his grandfather resulted in gunfire at their home just south of downtown Nashville Sunday morning.

The shooting took place at the family's home in the 700 block of Lynwood Avenue in south Nashville.

Thomas Johnson, 33, is in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Preliminary investigation shows that Johnson and his grandfather, Thomas Teague, 83, argued over Johnson crashing a vehicle that was purchased for him by his grandparents.

Johnson left the home for a short time after the initial argument. When he returned, Teague is alleged to have fired two shots, one of which struck Johnson.

Johnson is a convicted felon with a lengthy arrest history.  At the time of the shooting he was on probation for aggravated assault.

He is alleged to have threatened acquaintances with a shotgun during the overnight hours Saturday.  Police have issued three aggravated assault warrants for his arrest.

Teague is charged with attempted criminal homicide and unlawful gun possession. He is being held in lieu of $800,000 bond pending a hearing later this week.

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