Brother shot while trying to protect sister from boyfriend - WKRN News 2

Brother shot while trying to protect sister from boyfriend

Posted: Updated: Feb 19, 2014 12:08 PM CST

A man was taken to the hospital early Wednesday morning after he was shot by his sister's boyfriend.

According to Metro police, the sister returned to the University Court apartment she shares with her boyfriend around 3 a.m.

The woman told police she was worried there would be trouble again, insinuating issues occurred prior with her boyfriend, so she brought her brother along.

A verbal argument broke out between the couple.  The boyfriend struck the woman in the face and she received several cuts.

Her brother intervened, attempting to help his sister.  Police said a struggle ensued between the two men and the boyfriend shot the brother two times.

A third sibling transported the sister and brother to General Hospital.  The woman has since been treated and released.  Her brother is expected to be okay.

The woman's boyfriend is not in custody.  The investigation is ongoing.

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