Paducah man arrested on warrant for assault | Crime
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A man reportedly shot by his step-son a week ago at their Oakcrest Drive home has been arrested on a warrant charging him with assaulting his wife.
Police say Salaam Muhammad, 39, was arrested Tuesday afternoon upon his release from Lourdes Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound after the incident in the early morning hours of Oct. 15.
Officers were called about 1 a.m. that day to a home in the 700 block of Oakcrest Drive. There they found Muhammad with a single gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Muhammad’s wife, Shataka, and stepson, Anthony M. Bryant, told police that Salaam and Shataka Muhammad were in a physical altercation in the couple’s bedroom. Shataka Muhammad said her husband had pushed her into a wall and pressed his forearm against her throat.
Bryant said he heard the couple fighting and went to check on his mother, and found his stepfather had her on the floor, choking her. Bryant said he tried to stop his stepfather, but could not. Bryant said he then went to another room of the home and retrieved a handgun.
When Bryant returned to his mother and stepfather’s bedroom with the gun, he said his stepfather began fighting with him. Bryant said he shot his stepfather once in the abdomen. Shataka Muhammad then called police.
Charges have not been filed in connection with the shooting, but the investigation is continuing. Muhammad was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail after his arrest Tuesday afternoon.
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