SMYRNA, Tennessee— WGNS has a follow up to a shooting that took place this past Tuesday in Smyrna.
Two suspects, identified as David Sands and Matthew Ghee, allegedly confronted two individuals at the Deerfield Inn in Smyrna. Police report, “When the individuals left the area, Mr. Sands and Mr. Ghee followed them, pulled alongside their vehicle and Mr. Ghee opened fire before fleeing the area.”
Minutes later, one of the victims entered the Circle K gas station on Nissan Drive, adjacent to the Nissan plant. The victim asked the clerk to call 911. The individual and their passenger were victims of gunshot wounds. Rutherford County EMS transported both individuals to the hospital. At last report, one was listed as being in stable condition and the second was listed as being in critical condition.
Scroll down to read about the arrest of the two suspects in Mississippi…
Two arrests made in Smyrna Shooting – Continued…
Both Sands and Ghee were arrested the following day (March 22) in Mississippi, thanks to the Fulton, Mississippi Police Department. The arrests happened after Criminal Investigator Justin Osbirn initiated a routine traffic stop that turned into a five mile pursuit of the suspect’s vehicle.
Smyrna Detectives Allan Nabours and Jason Anderson travelled to Fulton to interview the suspects on March 23rd.
Mr. Sands has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and Mr. Ghee has been charged with one count of Attempted Criminal Homicide and one count of Aggravated Assault. Both individuals are being held in the Itawamba County jail and are awaiting extradition to Tennessee where they will face charges in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
Source: Smyrna Police Department
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