Man arrested in early morning shooting death in Bradley County

Man arrested in early morning shooting death in Bradley County

August 22nd, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

This story was updated at 3:29 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, with more information.

A man is in custody after a deadly shooting early Thursday in Bradley County. 

Deputies responded to a report of a shooting incident at a home in the 1000 block of Upper River Road in Charleston, Tennessee, shortly after 1 a.m., according to a news release from the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.

At the scene, 34-year-old Adam Herron told detectives that he had awaken to a male subject, identified as William Pappageorge, inside his home and dragging him off the bed by his feet and toward the front door a short distance away. Herron said he then grabbed a shotgun, which he kept under his pillow, and fired one shot at the male, who fell off the porch.

Herron told detectives the gun belonged to his father, but as a convicted felon, Heron is prohibited from possessing a firearm, the release states.  

EMS arrived on scene and pronounced Pappageorge dead.

Herron is currently being held in the Bradley County Jail on a $10,000 bond. He has been charged with prohibited weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The incident is still under investigation.