One man is dead and another wounded after a shooting arising from a domestic disturbance Sunday evening at 308 Steeple Chase Drive in Smithville.
According to Smithville Police, Darrell Knowles forced his way into the residence and was met by Josh Hawkins. The two men got into a scuffle. Knowles allegedly pulled a handgun and shot Hawkins once in the arm. Although police have not yet completed their investigation, WJLE has learned from sources that Knowles may have died from a self inflicted gunshot wound. He passed away at the scene.
The incident occurred at the home of Knowles' father-in-law, where Hawkins had come to drop off his children for his ex-wife, who was married to Knowles.
911 received the call of the shooting at 4:51 p.m.
Police were called to the residence about an hour prior to the shooting after Knowles had shown up and gotten into a verbal argument with his wife. Officers had Knowles to leave the premises at that time.
Following the shooting, Hawkins was taken to DeKalb Community Hospital and then later transported to a Nashville hospital for further treatment of his wound, which is not believed to be life threatening.
No one else at the residence was harmed as a result of the disturbance and shooting.
The investigation is being conducted by the Smithville Police Department.
Knowles once worked as a trooper for the Tennessee Highway Patrol