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Man Accuses 84-Year-Old Suspect Of Shooting Him At Home In Tennessee, Police Say

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Source: The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Dec. 7 2022, Published 2:09 p.m. ET

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An elderly man in Tennessee is accused of going to another man’s home and shooting him, authorities said.

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According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, the victim told investigators the suspect, identified as 84-year-old Jerry Sharrett, showed up at his Kingsport home on Nov. 27 and fired a gun at him, WJHL reported.

The man was struck and transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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The sheriff’s office later placed Sharrett under arrest and charged him with attempted first-degree murder.

The suspect was being held on a $250,000 bond at the Sullivan County jail.

Authorities have not released further details, including a possible motive for the shooting.


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