UPDATE: More Information Released in October 14th Smyrna Shooting

Oct 17, 2022 at 10:16 am by WGNS News

SMYRNA, TN / UPDATE — More news on the shooting that took place this past Friday in Smyrna. There, the Smyrna Police Department (SPD) continues their investigation into the incient that occurred on Friday evening, Oct. 14, 2022.

On the day of the shooting, the Smyrna Police Department responded to a call at the Ridgemont Park Apartments behind Smyrna High School. Michael Stewart and his son had just arrived at the complex and upon arrival a verbal altercation occurred between Mr. Stewart and a 17-year-old juvenile male residing at the complex.


The juvenile male allegedly shot Mr. Stewart, striking him twice. Mr. Stewart was transported to a local hospital. The juvenile male has been charged with attempted first-degree homicide, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, and juvenile possession of a handgun.

While the nearby Smyrna High School was not in session when the shooting occurred, there were still some faculty and students on the school grounds, which is why the school had to be placed on lockdown. James Evans, spokesperson of the Rutherford County Schools stated, “The school went on lockdown, which is standard procedure, because of a reported shooting at some apartments adjacent to the school.”

The case remains under investigation. 

Source: Smyrna Police Dept.

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