Metro Police arrested an 86-year-old man accused of shooting his grandson in Edgehill early Sunday morning.
Thomas Jefferson Teague, 86, was charged with attempted criminal homicide and unlawful gun possession after authorities believe he shot Thomas Lamont Johnson, 33, in the abdomen outside their Lynwood Avenue home.
Detectives said Teague and Johnson were both arguing before the shooting after Johnson crashed a car bought by his grandparents. Johnson left the house briefly, but was shot at when he returned, police said.
Johnson remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as of Sunday afternoon. He has also been indicted on three aggravated assault charges after he allegedly threatened three others with a shotgun before he was shot overnight. Each of those charges remain outstanding while he is hospitalized.
Both Teague and Johnson have extensive arrest and conviction records in Nashville, including charges of DUI and aggravated assault.
Teague remains in Metro Jail on the attempted homicide and gun charges on $800,000 bond.