UPDATE: Suspect arrested and charged with the Fourth of July shooting of ex-girlfriend

Jul 13, 2020 at 12:28 pm by WGNS


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  After a week on the run, the suspect in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend on the Fourth of July has been arrested.

Brandon Francis, 26, turned himself in to authorities on Saturday, July 11. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.  The shooting occurred on Battle Ave. at approximately 7:15 a.m., July 4.

The preliminary investigation shows Francis shot his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend and then left the scene.  The victim is in the hospital in critical condition.

Francis remains in jail at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $350,000 bond.  He is expected to appear in Rutherford County General Sessions Court Aug. 24.

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Murfreesboro, TN – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) detectives are searching for the man who shot a woman multiple times and fled the scene early Saturday morning, July 4.

The shooting took place at the Midtown Estates Apartments on Battle Ave. about 7:15 a.m.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect, Brandon Francis, 26.

The preliminary investigation shows Francis shot his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend and then left the scene.  The victim is in the hospital in critical condition.

The shooting is under investigation by detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division.

Francis is considered armed and dangerous.  If you know his whereabouts, please contact Detective James Abbot at (629) 201-5523.