|Published: 3:49 AM, 02/20/2014
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Gene Herndon, 65, of Maryville, says he wants to know who shot him in the back
and buttocks with his own shotgun on Tuesday, Feb. 4, while walking on his
property at 160 Greasy Cove Road, in Cosby.
enforcement say they suspect there’s more to the story then Herndon is letting
the two shots of “bird shot” resulted in 63 holes in his body and multiple
visits to different doctors.
“I just don’t feel safe.” He said after he came to on the ground, his body hurt
“with that much buckshot.”
he got back into his truck and headed home to Maryville. He said he got as far
as the McDonald’s restaurant at the 407 exit in Sevierville, ordered a coffee,
told a manger he had been shot, and asked for help.
“I was shot, bleeding, and scared.” Herndon said, “I ordered a cup of coffee to
take more pain medication. They (the McDonald’s employees) were on the ball,
and called 911.”
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