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Death of Murfreesboro doctor at shooting range under investigation

WOODBURY, Tenn. (WKRN) - TBI agents are investigating the death of Dr. Chester J. Falterman at a gun range on July 4th.

Dr. Falterman, a prominent cardiologist at St. Thomas Heart in Murfreesboro, was apparently the victim of gunfire. 

A call to the Cannon County sheriff’s department came in at 4 p.m. Wednesday from 3175 Pleasant Ridge Road. That’s the address of the OK Corral Shooting Range in Woodbury.

Circumstances of the shooting have not yet been released. But investigators said the incident does not involve foul play. 

An employee at the OK Corral Shooting Range declined to talk and referred all questions to the sheriff’s department. 

Gordon Ferguson, CEO of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital released this statement: 

The community of Saint Thomas Health is deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Dr. Chester J. Falterman, Cardiologist with Saint Thomas Heart.  Dr. Falterman came to the Rutherford County Community in December of 2008, to help his colleague, Dr. Britt Mioton, build the Saint Thomas Heart location in Murfreesboro.
Dr. Falterman was a hard-working and compassionate physician who will be greatly missed, and we are grateful for the compassionate care he provided our patients for many years.
Our sincerest condolences are with his family, friends, patients, and fellow associates during this time.
We understand unexpected loss can be particularly difficult, and we will be providing pastoral care services through our mission team to our associates and patients during this time of loss. 


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