published Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Manchester, Tenn., doctor shot at lawyers office

Manchester Police Department officials confirmed this afternoon that detectives are investigating a shooting that happened in front of a lawyers office on North Spring Street about 1 p.m. CST today.

According to reports from the Manchester Times newspaper in Coffee County, the victim is a Manchester physician, Dr. Harry Bartee. Brenda Bartee was taken into custody on the scene.

Harry Bartee was shot multiple times with a .40-caliber pistol.

Beford County deputies, who happened to be nearby, took the woman into custody until Manchester authorities arrived to take over the situation, the Manchester newspaper reported.

Contact staff writer Ben Benton at or 423-757-6569.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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