Timothy James Lunsford

Timothy James Lunsford

A Limestone County man accused of shooting his "friend" was arrested Monday after driving him to the hospital, an official said.

Limestone County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Stephen Young said the incident began at 4 a.m. Monday morning. Deputies were dispatched to a home on Beechwood Road in reference to a shooting.

While deputies were en route to the scene, dispatchers learned the shooting victim, identified as Bradley Moss, was being driven to Athens-Limestone Hospital by a friend. Deputies met the victim in the parking lot of the hospital and obtained medical attention for him. The driver, 27-year-old Timothy James Lunsford of 8230 Beechwood Road, Athens, is believed to be the man who shot Moss.

Young said Lunsford told deputies he accidentally shot Moss during an altercation. Lunsford is a convicted felon who is not supposed to be in possession of a firearm. Deputies also discovered the vehicle Lunsford was driving displayed a stolen tag.

Lunsford was charged with felony second-degree assault and fourth-degree receiving stolen property. He is in the Limestone County Jail with a $6,000 bond.

Young said additional charges are possible in the case.