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Details emerge in fatal shooting case

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Charges are expected Thursday from a fatal shooting Wednesday night at a home on Chicken Road that left one man dead and two others in the hospital.

According to Sheriff Robert Bryan, the incident happened at about 8 p.m. at 3330 Chicken Road near the intersection with Tater Peeler Road.

Bryan said James Chase Hoover, 31, who lived at the home, was fatally shot. His body was sent to state forensics in Nashville for autopsy.

Bryan said Crystal Colyer, 31, who also lived at the home and was an acquaintance of Chase Hoover’s, suffered a single gunshot wound to the lower part of her body. He said she was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she remained Thursday morning in stable condition.

Bryan also said James Frances Hoover, 77, who lived at the home, suffered a hatchet wound to the head. He said Frances Hoover was in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Bryan said shots were fired in an initial altercation, and a second altercation ensued.

“We were at the scene all night long processing the scene,” Bryan said. “A lot of evidence was processed and gathered, and it will also be used to determine charges.

“We are trying to interview the two individuals at the hospital. I do expect some charges to come out of this.”

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