Father Shoots Son After Domestic Argument in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – One man is now behind bars, after being shot by his father during what authorities are calling a domestic argument.

Shortly before noon today, officers responded to an aggravated assault incident on Birmingham Highway. According to Chattanooga Police, Bobby Martin shot his son, 22-year old Robert Cody Martin, in the foot after Bobby says his son started to motion as if he were going to point the gun at him.

During the investigation, officers later discovered Robert was actually the first to grab a gun from his bedroom, and only after that did his father Bobby grab a second gun from another room.

Bobby quickly transported his son to a local hospital. And after receiving treatment, Robert was taken to the Hamilton County Jail on charges of Domestic Aggravated Assault.

Categories: Chattanooga, Crime, Hamilton County, Local News

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