Details of Eddington Shooting Released
A couple involved in a shooting last month in Eddington were involved in a custody dispute, and the baby's mother had a protection order against the father.
According to the BDN, 39-year-old Renee Lee took out the protection order after being threatened by 42-year-old Christian Tattan, shortly after they broke up in June of 2015. The Police affidavit says that the order was in place when Lee went to the hospital to give birth to their child, but Tattan visited anyway, being loud, disruptive, and abusive to her 16-year-old daughter.
Family members told investigators that Tattan had been drinking heavily on the night of June 11, 2016, and was dropped off at his mother's house at around 4:00 the next morning. Two hours later, Lee was startled awake when Tattan kicked in her bedroom door and began demanding the 6-month-old baby. The child was sleeping in a crib nearby, but Tattan reportedly didn't notice. Lee grabbed a pistol off her nightstand and attempted to shoot him after he refused to leave, but the gun was unloaded.
Tattan allegedly pushed Lee when the two went into the kitchen and then went upstairs, where he got into an altercation with a male house guest, who was also armed. The man pointed a gun at Tattan and told him to leave but, when he refused, it was Lee who stepped out from behind the guest and shot her ex-boyfriend. He made it to his truck before passing out in the driveway. That's where police found him.
Tattan was arrested on Monday and is charged with Burglary, Aggravated Criminal Mischief, and violation of a protection order. So far, no one has been arrested for the shooting.