Murder at 614 East State, near Ewing Boulevard

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(MURFREESBORO) Murfreesboro Police are investigating a murder that happened around 9:00 o'clock Monday (8/6/2018) night at 614 East Street, near Ewing Boulevard.

Police Officer Amy Norville tells NewsRadio WGNS that they responded to a shots fired call. When they arrived, they found 38-year old James Matthew Poynter (10/29/1979) in the driver seat of a vehicle in the driveway of 614 East Street. He had been shot multiple times.

Poynter was treated on scene by Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department personnel and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services who then transported him to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

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Norville says there is no suspect information at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Murfreesboro Police Dispatch at 615-893-1311 or Rutherford County CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867 (STOP). By phoning CrimeStoppers, no one--not even the police--know your identity. Plus, if your tip leads to an arrest and conviction, you are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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SOURCE: MPD Incident Report 18-17227

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