Man behind shooting at gas pump may not face charges

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot while pumping gas at Kroger in Arlington. New information from investigators suggests the person who shot him may not face charges.

According to Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Earle Farrell, the shooting happened Saturday night when an estranged husband attacked his wife and another man.

"He showed up with some kind of tire tool and tried to attack the man sitting in the car with her," Farrell said.

Investigators say the man in the car pulled out his gun and shot the woman's husband in the head and stomach. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He is now listed as stable.

"It's a domestic situation. This could have happened anywhere...at their house. It just turned out to be at this gas station," Farrell said.

The sheriff's office said the shooter will likely not face charges because he was acting in self-defense. If the man who was shot recovers, Farrell said he could face aggravated assault charges.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office does not plan on increasing patrols in the area.

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