The TBI is investigating the 4th of July shooting death of Murfreesboro Cardiologist Chester D. Falterman at a gun range in neighboring Woodbury.
Around 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon (7/4/2018), the Cannon County Sheriffs Office responded to an accidental shooting call to the OK Coaral Shooting Range at 3175 Pleasant Ridge Road in Woodbury.
A TBI spokesman says preliminary information indicates the incident does not involve foul play. TBI was asked to head up the investigation by 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones.
Dr. Falterman practiced with St. Thomas Heart in Murfreesboro.
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital President and CEO Gordon Ferguson released a prepared statement, "The community of Saint Thomas Health is deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Dr. Chester J. Falterman, Cardiologist with Saint Thomas Heart. Dr. Falterman came to the Rutherford County Community in December of 2008, to help his colleague, Dr. Britt Mioton, build the Saint Thomas Heart location in Murfreesboro.
Dr. Falterman was a hard-working and compassionate physician who will be greatly missed, and we are grateful for the compassionate care he provided our patients for many years.
Our sincerest condolences are with his family, friends, patients, and fellow associates during this time.
We understand unexpected loss can be particularly difficult, and we will be providing pastoral care services through our mission team to our associates and patients during this time of loss."