Sunday Night Shooting Is Now A Murder

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James Lattimore charged with 1st Degree Murder and Attempted 1st Degree Murder

Late Sunday evening, Murfreesboro Police rushed to the 400 block of Castleview Drive in response to a "shots fired" call.

Around 11:35 Sunday night, officers found one shooting victim with life threatening injuries at the scene. Moments later, a second victim was reported at the Saint Thomas Rutherford Emergency Department.

The victim found on Castleview Drive was transported to Vanderbilt hospital and died Monday (1/8/2018) from his injuries.

The deceased man has been identified as 20-year old Martavious Roper of Murfreesboro.

The second victim is Malik Brooks. The 20-year old male was treated at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg and then released.

Three arrests have been made and one suspect remains at large. Those arrested include two 17 year old juveniles and one adult male, along with 20-year old James Lattimore. All are charged with 1st degree murder and attempted 1st degree murder.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Rutherford County Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867 (STOP)


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