Weakly County Woman Hospitalized in Shooting

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WEAKLY COUNTY, Tenn. - A woman was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis after a Weakly County sheriff's deputy shot her during the execution of a meth-related search warrant.

Officers went to a home on Chestnut Blade Road to conduct their search. The Department of Children's Services was with them because there were children in the home.

Investigators tell WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News that a gun was pulled on officers, so they were forced to return fire.

Deputies said the woman, Tonya Arnold, was taken to the Med with a gunshot wound to the chest and two to the leg. Investigators believe she is in stable in condition and she will be OK.

The TBI is assisting in this ongoing investigation and we are working to get more details at this time.


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