Bowman shot twice; suspects remain at large

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By Jennifer Caldwell

LaFollette Police officers didn’t have to go far to find the victim of a shooting Monday evening.

According to an offense report, Anthony Meade Bowman, 21, entered the lobby of the police department just before 8 p.m. with “what appeared to be a gunshot wound from a small caliber weapon.”

Bowman told Officer Josh Vann the suspects were in a newer model burgundy Honda Accord, but stated he was unable to identify them.

Records indicate Bowman stated the suspects allegedly pulled out of an apartment complex on Rose Hill Drive almost causing him to wreck. According to the report, Bowman said the driver of the vehicle “produced a firearm, held it up at an angle and shot down into (Bowman’s) vehicle twice.”

Vann went to the scene of the alleged site of the offense but was unable to locate a vehicle matching the description given by Bowman.

On a return trip to the area Vann discovered broken glass in the roadway and received confirmation from two people gunshots had been heard.

Bowman was taken to the emergency room at St. Mary’s Medical Center where it was determined his wounds were not life threatening. However, as a precaution he was transported the University of Tennessee Medical Center for further treatment.

The incident remains under investigation.