Adkins Charged With Shooting Uncle, Threatening Uncle's Girlfriend

Monday, March 17, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
Brandon Adkins
Brandon Adkins

A young Chattanooga man was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after police say he shot his uncle in the arm and threatened to kill his uncle's girlfriend.

The uncle told police that he and his nephew, 21-year-old Brandon Adkins, had been in a verbal altercation about the way Adkins treated his mother. His uncle thought he was disrespectful.

According to police, their conflict escalated and at some point, Adkins pulled out a gun. His uncle said when this happened, he managed to run out of the house and go around to the front door. However, as soon as he got back in, she said Adkins started shooting at him, hitting him right above his right elbow.

He told police that after he was shot, Adkins started pointing the gun at his girlfriend, threatening to kill her. Eventually, he fled the scene.

Adkins was arrested a short time later while walking down the street.

Bail was set at $25,000.

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