UPDATE: Oak Ridge shooting victim in critical condition

By: Nick Bona Email
By: Nick Bona Email

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The man shot Wednesday afternoon in the Scarboro community of Oak Ridge was listed in critical condition early Thursday morning.

Family members told Volunteer TV News that William Taavian Booker, 22 was shot around 3:00 p.m. while arguing with a man in the street. They said he was hit once in his chest and another shot grazed his head. He was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he remained early Thursday morning.

The incident was apparently not Booker’s first time being shot.

An issue of the Oak Ridger dated May 10th, 2010 indicates he was shot in the same neighborhood that day during an argument with two men.

Volunteer TV News reported on July 24th, 2007 that Booker was hospitalized after receiving a head injury during a shootout with four men just three days earlier.

You can read more about Wednesday afternoon’s shooting below.


OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Oak Ridge Police are on the scene of a shooting in Oak Ridge that sent one man to the hospital, and they say they have a suspect in custody.

Shots rang out around 4 p.m. on Bethune Circle.

Deborah Booker says her stepson, Tavian Booker, was arguing in the street with a man who had apparently slapped Tavian's niece some time before the shooting. That's what led to the shots, Deborah Booker says.

Tavian was hit in the upper torso and his head was grazed by a bullet, his stepmother says. He was flown to UT Medical Center by Lifestar. His condition is not known.

Police say the do have someone in custody, but that person's identity has not been released.

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