Murfreesboro Police investigating early morning fatal shooting
A man is dead and a suspect is on the loose after a shooting early yesterday morning in Murfreesboro. Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Halls Hill Pike on a shots fired call and to help disperse a large crowd. The victim’s identity has not yet been released. Several possible witnesses have been interviewed, but no suspect information is available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective James Abbott at 629-201-5523 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.
Ankle monitors of 20 Davidson Co. offenders turned off due to payment issue
A total of 20 Davidson County criminal offenders and suspects, including a murder suspect, were not monitored for hours on Friday because they had their ankle monitors turned off due to payment issues. Andy Baggenstoss is the president of Tennessee Recovery and Monitoring, the third-party company contracted to monitor the devices. Baggenstoss said each offender owed the company more than $600 and says they, “cannot continue to subsidize the costs for the county” and had to stop monitoring.
He claims the problem could have been resolved because of a push from the state to fully fund the indigency fund. State lawmakers unanimously passed the measure last session. Under the new law, Davidson County and the state would each pay for monitoring services for people too poor to afford it on their own. However, according to Baggenstoss, the county’s time frame to opt in was too short (75 days). The General Sessions Court opted in, but criminal court did not.
President Trump To Give Speech At 2019 National HBCU Week Conference
Donald Trump will be speaking at this year’s National HBCU Week Conference on Tuesday. The president will appear before the expected 1,800 people attending the annual event. The 2019 National HBCU Conference will be held Sept. 8–10 in Washington, D.C. It is not yet clear where the president will be making his remarks.
Man shot after hitting officer with vehicle on Broadway
Metro Police have identified 30 year old Pasquala Walls, a man who they say struck a police vehicle prior to an officer-involved shooting on Broadway overnight. Pasquala Walls, 30, was reportedly seen waving a gun inside his car at 3rd and Broadway. After a short chase, he was apprehended. He was taken to Vanderbilt for a gunshot wound and is in critical condition.
MURDER SUICIDE UNDER INVESTIGATION
A 64-year-old Terry Majors shot and killed his wife, 61 year old Leigh Shea-Majors and their six-year-old grandson, Ty Dodson at a home on Dockside Drive in Hermitage before taking his own life. Majors’ four-year-old granddaughter was also home but was not hurt and was able to run to a neighbor for help, officers added. The incident remains under investigation and no additional information has been released.