Mr. Lovett sat on the couch so Mrs. Lovett stood in front of him and leaned over toward him while they continued to argue.In addition to the .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun that Lovett shot himself with, police also removed a Taurus .38-caliber handgun, two .22-caliber rifles and ammunition for all the firearms.
Mrs. Lovett says that Mr. Lovett reached across his body with his right hand and stuck it down into an armrest on his left side. As he was pulling his hand out of the armrest, Mrs. Lovett saw the gun and it immediately discharged into his left knee."
Mr.s Lovett said that she thought he was pulling the weapon to 'kill' her because of a long history of domestic violence in their marriage. She adds that in November of 2012, Mr. Lovett shot through a den wall and living room wall before sticking a gun to her head."
Lovett was taken to the hospital for treatment and then arrested and charged with aggravated assault.