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Attempted murder charges filed


A Hickman area man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his son with a shotgun.

David Eugene Waters, 61, Creekview Lane, was charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated domestic assault, following a shooting incident which occurred Wednesday, around 4:30 p.m.

The incident began when Craig Waters, the suspect’s son, contacted emergency personnel saying he had been shot. 

The ambulance service and sheriff’s department were dispatched to the area.

According to an affidavit of complaint filed by the sheriff’s department’s detectives division,  the victim, Craig Waters, said his father, David Waters, had shot him “multiple times with a shotgun over an argument”.

The victim sustained wounds to the chest, arms, legs and back and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

David Waters was located at his residence, 15 Creekview Lane, and taken into custody, according to the affidavit of complaint.

A 20 gauge shotgun and four spent shells were located on the property, according to the affidavit of complaint, which also noted that David Waters “confessed to shooting his son three to four times”.

The shooting incident is believed to have taken place on Creekview Lane at the father’s residence and where the son lives in a camper. The victim went to a Temperance Hall Highway residence to call for help. David Waters was initially held in the county jail without bond.

A bond hearing was held Friday and bond was set at $60,000.

Waters is to appear in general sessions court on August 13.

Creekview Lane is located south of Hickman off Temperance Hall Highway/Highway 264.

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