Lance Leroy MacTaggart

UPDATE at 5:47 p.m.: The man who was shot by deputies after a domestic dispute has been identified as Lance Leroy MacTaggart. 

MacTaggart was booked at the Bradley County Jail on four counts of aggravated assault following his release from Tennova Healthcare. 

Deputies said they could see MacTaggart through an open bedroom door and gave him commands that he ultimately ignored, according to a release. 

One of the deputies deployed a stun gun. MacTaggart allegedly pointed a handgun at deputies and was shot once in the shoulder. 


Original story at 1:51 p.m.: A Charleston, Tennessee, man was shot in the shoulder by a Bradley County deputy after allegedly threatening to shoot himself and his wife. 

Deputies responded to a disturbance call shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning from the wife alerting dispatchers to the incident, according to a release from the Bradley County Sheriff's Office. 

The husband had left the scene near Laguna Drive by the time deputies arrived. The wife was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries but refused treatment. Deputies returned to the home and noticed the window blinds had been closed, indicating the husband had returned. 

Deputies found the man locked in a bedroom, according to the release. The man refused to exit the room and was shot in the shoulder by a deputy when he allegedly reached for his gun, according to the release.

The injury was not fatal. The man was taken for treatment and will then be taken into custody. 

Bradley County Sheriff Steve Lawson  has asked 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Crump to investigate. TBI is on scene leading that investigation, according to the release.