National Guard Shooter Appears In Court

National Guard Shooter Appears In Court

Amos Patton, the Cordova man who opened fire at the National Guard Armory Thursday, appeared in court Friday.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Amos Patton, the Cordova man who opened fire at the National Guard Armory Thursday, appeared in court Friday.

He appeared in court wearing an orange jumpsuit and did not say a word.

He has a court appointed attorney and is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, which carries a penalty of no more than 20 years and a $250,000 fine. He is also charged with carrying a gun in relation to a crime of violence. That charge carries a penalty of no less than 10 years.

According to the affidavit from the incident, Patton was to be relieved of active guard duty for personal conduct issues which involved inappropriate relations.

He was told to return what federal property he had. Patton went out to his car and brought back a computer bag and a fanny pack. Someone saw Patton reach for the fanny pack and yelled "gun.”

Patton opened fire. He hit one supervisor in the foot, one in the leg, and a third person had a
bullet graze their neck.

Patton ran out of the building and was taken down outside by guardsmen who held him until police arrived.

His next court day is Wednesday, October 30th at 2:30.
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