Domestic assault suspect shot by Hendersonville officer

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — An investigation is underway after a Hendersonville police officer shot a domestic violence suspect early Thursday morning.

Two officers responded to a domestic violence call on North Malayna Drive just after 1 a.m.

During the investigation at the scene, a Hendersonville officer shot the male suspect, according to Hendersonville police. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect as 41-year-old James David Hochstetler.

Hochstetler was intoxicated and combative with officers, according to the TBI. For reasons still under investigation by the TBI, the situation escalated and at least one officer fired his service weapon, striking Hochstetler.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Hochstetler was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.

Charges are pending against Hochstetler by Hendersonville police related to the domestic violence prior to police arrival.

The TBI is assisting with the investigation.

No additional information was immediately released.

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