East Ridge police are investigating a shooting on Altamaha Street.

Assistant Chief Stan Allen said officers were called to the 900 block of Altamaha Street late Friday night after it was reported that someone had been shot.

Officers found a 31-year-old man who had been shot in the head. The man was taken to an area hospital and is in critical condition.

The 46-year-old suspect told officers that he shot the man in self-defense.

Channel 3 will keep you updated as we learn more about whether charges will be filed.