When officers arrived on the scene, Lessa Badgett met them at the front door bleeding from her head. Police said the injury was not a gunshot wound, but said she may have been struck with a gun.
While officers were speaking with Lessa Badgett in front of the house, her husband, 51-year-old Lonnie Badgett, fired a handgun at them through a window, police said.
Police said Lonnie Badgett dropped the handgun after officers ordered him to, but then picked up an assault rifle and started shooting from the front porch at Officer Brian Thomas with the Dobson Police Department.
“Nobody really knows what triggered it, where it all began,” said Bartolo. “It’s really not being said, nobody knows.”