CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Clarksville man is accused of spraying a dangerous chemical at a woman’s face, causing a harmful reaction.
According to a police report, the woman was leaving a Kmart at 2300 Madison Street Saturday afternoon when an acquaintance approached her, pulled out some type of weapon and shot her in the face with it two times.
Police say Donald Chandler,27, ran back to his vehicle and drove away.
The woman’s face was left red, swollen, and irritated and she was eventually rushed to the hospital.
“It lacerated the top of her eye and the chemical poured into the injury itself,” said Mark, a close friend of the victim.
Mark, whose last name won’t be reported, told News 2 the woman got sprayed in the face at close range with a pepper-spray projectile gun.
“I actually had to look it up on the Internet. It’s actually tear gas with a powder charged behind it,” he explained.
The single mother of two young children told police Chandler attacked her because he believes she owes him money.
Chandler was later caught and arrested that same day. He was charged with aggravated assault.
He has a criminal history that includes drug charges and tampering with evidence.
The woman is expected to make a full recovery.