CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A Chattanooga man who was shot in the face overnight is facing charges because police say he knocked his mother's teeth out before the shooting.
According to a news release to Channel 3 Eyewitness News, Chattanooga Police were called to Bonny Oaks Drive around 12:30 a.m. Friday on a shooting.
Detectives then pieced together what happened before the shooting. Officers say it started Dyrel Toney, Jr. stopped at his mother's house, argued with her, before hitting her in the face. The hit knocked out two of her teeth.
Police say the woman's husband, Anthony Hinton, then came into the house with a shotgun and fired it into the air.
As he left the house, Toney reportedly grabbed a handgun from his vehicle and began running down Bonny Oaks Drive. Hinton, armed with a shotgun, chased Toney, armed with a handgun, down Bonny Oaks.
Hinton told police that when Toney pointed his gun at him, he fired one shot. Shotgun pellets sprayed Toney in the face from a distance, causing minor injuries.
Dyrel Toney, Jr. is charged with aggravated assault because police say he knocked his mother's teeth out.
Anthony Hinton is being charged with aggravated assault for because police say he shot Toney with a shotgun.
The woman who lost her teeth is being charged with filing a false police report for making false statements to investigators.