Male shot in alleged family disturbance at Baxter County residence

An alleged family disturbance on Thanksgiving led to a man being shot near Mountain Home. According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, the unidentified 26-year-old victim is in Baxter Regional Medical Center and was in good condition at the last report.

Deputies were dispatched to a residence on County Road 29, also known as Buzzard Roost Cutoff, just before 9:00 Thursday evening on a report of a male being shot in the chest. When they arrived, they found the victim was shot once in the chest by an unidentified 69-year-old female listed as the owner of the residence.

The alleged shooter was questioned by sheriff's investigators, and she asserted a self-defense claim accusing the victim of threatening her and acting in an aggressive manner. She stated this had also occurred in the recent past.

No one has been arrested in the incident, but the investigation is continuing. Sheriff Montgomery says investigators will review evidence and witness statements with the Prosecuting Attorney next week to determine if charges should be filed in the case.

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