(MURFREESBORO) At 11:41PM Wednesday (9/28/2022) night, Murfreesboro Police responded to a fatal shooting at McDonald's Restaurant on South Rutherford Boulevard (1716 S. Rutherford Boulevard). The McDonald's is across the street from Publix grocery store, near the Manchester Highway (HWY 41) in Murfreesboro.
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is gathering evidence surrounding the fatal shooting that occurred in the parking lot at the fast-food eatery.
Murfreesboro Police Public Information Officer Larry Flowers told WGNS, "Once on-the-scene, an officer saw a car in the middle of the parking lot and then noticed the 24-year-old man unconscious with multiple gunshot wounds and a handgun underneath him. The officer started CPR until Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived and took over life-saving medical care. The man was taken to the hospital where he died."
The preliminary investigation shows there may have been an altercation between the victim and an unknown shooter in the parking lot. prior to the fatal shooting.
A window near the entrance of the business and two parked cars were damaged by bullets. Employees say they hid inside the building until police made sure it was safe for them to come out.
Detectives are working to develop a suspect and a motive. The incident remains under investigation by the CID.
Can You Help Police? Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen what happened to contact lead Detective Richard Presley at 629-201-5615 or call Rutherford County Crime Stoppers at (615) 893-STOP (7867). You can also send tips, upload photos or video via the P2 Intel Mobile App.
Source: Murfreesboro Police Dept.
DISCLAIMER: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The arrest records or information about an arrest that are published or reported on NewsRadio WGNS and www.WGNSradio.com are not an indication of guilt or evidence that an actual crime has been committed.
More WGNS NEWS Headlines:
- Rutherford Co. Mayor Suggests the Middle Point Landfill Could Close in 3-Years
- DUI Arrests a Mix of Alcohol and Drug Use in Rutherford County
- MTE Crews Headed to Aid in Recovery of Hurricane Ian
- Incident at Siegel High School Wednesday - Some Students Arrested
- Suspect Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder
- Man Charged with Robbery of $9 and Theft of $20
- MTSU Vs. WKU - Ongoing Bleed Blue Blood Drive - 13th Year
- The Most Recent Housing Report for Tennessee