Man accused of shooting two children in Lincoln County Tuesday

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Posted at 11:32 AM, Aug 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-13 19:19:15-04

TAFT, Tenn. (WTVF) — Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man they said shot three people inside a vehicle, two of which were children. The man, 42-year-old Brodrick Dewayne Fearn, turned himself in to authorities and was charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder.

The shooting took place Tuesday night in the area of the 900 block of Ardmore Highway in Taft. According to officials, deputies and EMS made contact with the victims about seven miles away from the shooting.

Five people were found in the car, with two of them uninjured.

Among those injured were a 13-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy and the mother of one of the children.

Lincoln County deputies first obtained a search warrant for the residence near where the shooting took place, but Fearn was not inside. Officers searched all night before Fearn turned himself in.

It is unclear why Fearn shot at the family.

Brodrick Dewayne Fearn