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Columbia man shoots self in knee after fight with wife

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COLUMBIA, TN (WSMV) -

Police say a Maury County man pulled a gun on his wife during a fight last week but accidentally shot himself.

The husband, Randall Lovett, 60, shot himself in the knee and had to be taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Police responded to the Lovetts' home for a 911 call Thursday about a gun that accidentally discharged.

When officers arrived, they found the man sitting on the couch with the gunshot wound.

Investigators said Lovett told them "things went crazy" while he was fighting with his wife around midnight.

The wife told police she thought her husband was going to kill her.

Lovett's wife said there's been a history of domestic violence but says she was too scared to call 911 in the past, so there's no record of abuse.

Lovett was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault. He was taken to the Maury County Jail and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

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