May 12, 2011
Angry TN Homeowner Shoots Man Out of Boat for Fishing on Private Lake
By Chad Love
A Tennessee angler had to be airlifted to a local hospital after being shot out of his boat by an angry homeowner.
From this story on Nashville's newschannel5.com:
A quiet morning on a lake in Warren County turned violent. Investigators said a homeowner shot a man in a boat fishing behind his house. The victim was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Chattanooga. It happened Tuesday morning on Harvest Farms Lake. It's a private lake owned by homeowners in Morrison. Roseanne Caten told us her family loved the place so much they moved there less than three months ago. "It's a very calm peaceful place here and we've just never seen any problems at all," said Caten.
On Tuesday, that peace and tranquility was disturbed when two men fishing from a boat were shot at by one of the homeowners. Investigators with the Warren County Sheriff's Department charged Floyd Kirby with two counts of aggravated assault. They said Kirby was apparently upset with two men fishing behind his house. The fishermen told investigators Kirby shouted obscenities at them and started shooting. "Allegedly shot with a firearm came back with a shot gun and fire several shots one striking the victim knocking him out of the boat," Deputy Sheriff Bo Ramsey said. The victim was Ken Murray, who is also a homeowner on the lake. Murray was flown to a hospital in Chattanooga and he was treated and released.