Rutherford County Sheriffâ€™s detectives are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on Rocky Hill Road that reportedly began as a physical assault, Sheriff Robert F. Arnold says.
Timothy Fathera, 55, of 9849 Rocky Hill Road, called the sheriffâ€™s office at about 7:40 p.m. to report heâ€™d shot Robert Waddell after Waddell came to his home and began repeatedly striking him.
Waddell, 51, left the scene in a vehicle but a relative called for an ambulance soon after at a home on Holly Grove Road. Waddell was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder and later released.
Sheriffâ€™s Detective Richard Brinkley is leading the investigation, Sheriff Arnold said.
After the investigation is completed, Brinkley will present his findings to the 16th Judicial District Attorney Generalâ€™s Office to determine if any charges will be taken, the sheriff said.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Sgt. Dan Goodwin