The man shot outside the Baymont Inn on Armory Drive has been identified. Twenty-three year old Brandon Byrd of West Street in Murfreesboro was shot in the abdomen Sunday morning just before six.
Murfreesboro Police Officer Stephen Luter reports locating the victim in the grassy area near the fitness center. Byrd was taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital before being taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Witnesses told Officer Luter they heard two loud bangs and rushed to help the victim. They report not getting a good look at the shooting suspect.
Detectives have taken over the investigation. If you have any information on the incident, you're encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 615-893-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.
SOURCE: MPD Incident Report 17-3210