Detectives conducting an investigation of an incident in Bradley County on Sunday night where one person died say the incident appears to have been accidental.
Christopher Coty Tatum, 28, died at SkyRidge Medical Center where he was taken for treatment.
Gaberila Wendy Gasparian, 33, of 3248 Springplace Road, continues treatment at Erlanger Hospital and is expected to recover.
Detective said there are indications of possible alcohol consumption and the reckless handling of a handgun. As a result, while pointing at both of them, the weapon was discharged, passing first through Ms. Gasparian, then Tatum, with the bullet lodging finally in the couch.
While the discharge of the firearm appears accidental in nature, the investigation continues with the assistance of the District Attorney’s Office to assess whether criminal charges are warranted.