Guy Dotson, Jr., of Murfreesboro, Tennessee was cleaning his handgun when he unintentionally discharged the weapon. The bullet struck the right side of his abdomen and exited his middle back.
Dotson was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.
Dotson is an attorney whose areas of practice include criminal defense, personal injury, worker's compensation, and family law. He also serves as a municipal judge for La Vergne, TN. He was appointed city judge in 1994.