Catoosa County Sheriff: Son assaults 78-year-old father, sister shoots brother

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Sheriff Gary Sisk says on Sunday around 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a residence located on Twin Cedars Road, Chickamauga in reference to an assault.

Sheriff's Deputies located a 78-year-old, Jack Saunders, at the residence suffering from injuries inflicted by his son Jackie Saunders,53.

Police say Jackie Saunders entered the residence and began physically assaulting his father, Jack Saunders.

According to witness statements, after being told numerous times to stop by the mother and daughter, the daughter, Cynthia Saunders, retrieved a weapon from within the residence and shot her brother Jackie Saunders.

911 was called and EMS Units responded and transported the homeowner,Jack Saunders, to Parkridge East Hospital and the offender,Jackie Saunders, was transported to Erlanger Medical Center where he later passed away from his injury.

The homeowner was later released from the hospital.

The investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.

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