Bradley Co Sheriff's Office has deadly shooting suspect in custody

According to the Bradley County Sheriff's Office, Mathew L Wolfcale (25) is in custody at the Bradley County Jail. (Image: Bradley Country Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE (Monday):

An affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 goes into more detail about Wolfcale's arrest.

Officers responding to a "person shot" call arrived to find Wolfcale lying face-down in the driveway of the home.

The affidavit says Wolfcale told investigators "I F'd up that, I'm going to get so much time; but it was self-defense."

Wolfcale was detained in a patrol car, and investigators discovered the victim inside the home, later identified as Jesse Johnson.

A woman inside the home told investigators Wolfcale and Johnson got into a heated argument in the bedroom of the home, and that Wolfcale had attacked her, with Johnson coming to her defense. The woman said the two men continued their argument in the bathroom, and that she heard what she believed to be a gunshot, and she immediately left the room, saying she then heard more gunshots.

The affidavit says Wolfcale later told investigators that he and Johnson got in an argument and that he admitted to firing the shots at him.

Wolfcale is charged with one count of second degree murder.

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UPDATE (4:05 PM):

According to the Bradley County Sheriff's Office, police arrested and charged a man with 2nd degree murder in connection with the deadly shooting this morning.

Bradley County Sheriff's Office says Mathew L Wolfcale (25) is in custody in the Bradley County Jail.

The sheriff's office will release further information in the morning after the family has been notified.

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The Bradley County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting.

It happened Sunday morning around 4 in the 3500 block of Bates Pike SE.

When deputies arrived they found a man dead.

They say they are interviewing a person of interest, and several witnesses.

The road is closed until further notice.

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