Wednesday, the Wise County grand jury indicted James Smith on attempted murder, malicious wounding, along with other charges.
On Aug. 8, deputies responded to a shooting in the Exeter community of Appalachia. Officers found 24-year-old Casey Reed outside the home with a gunshot wound. Officers found Smith inside the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Officials say he is still in the hospital, but is improving. Reed is expected to be okay.