Jacob Pittman shoots uncle for stopping his suicide attempt

Jacob Pittman shoots uncle for stopping his suicide attempt

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28-year-old Jacob Allen Pittman had a domestic altercation with his uncle, Fount Jones, mother, Jackey Jones, and brother, Chaz Anderson, at their McGavock Pike residence late March 2nd. When officers arrived, they located Fount Jones lying inside, suffering from severe and non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers determined the injuries had come from Pittman, who was uncooperative as they detained him. Fount was transported to Skyline Hospital with two wounds to his left lower abdomen area and one to his left upper thigh area. Witnesses advised officers that before the shooting, Pittman was erratic and violent towards Jackey Jones, who further explained that he had pushed her down and got into her face, which was when Chaz Anderson intervened. Then, Pittman punched Anderson in the face and bit his arm. Detectives observed bite marks on Anderson’s right arm and swelling in his left eye. Officers informed that Pittman acquired the .45 Cal Revolver from the house and put it to his head in a suicidal manner. Then, as his uncle approached to try talking Pittman out of hurting himself, Pittman yelled, “Fuck you,” and shot him three times. Pittman then ran outside with the gun before eventually surrendering it to his mother. When officers were inside the home, they noticed multiple chairs out of place. Witnesses said Pittman had thrown the chairs after kicking in the door, damaging it. Fount, Jackey, and Chaz told officers they did not wish to prosecute Pittman for the incident. Pittman was taken into custody for attempted criminal homicide and two counts of domestic assault.

Jacob Allen Pittman (MNPD)
Jacob Allen Pittman (MNPD)

Jacob Allen Pittman was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 3rd, charged with attempted criminal homicide and two counts of domestic assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $10,000.

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