Family members of 52-year old Mickey Andrews Simmons who was here in Murfreesboro for a wedding are demanding answers as to why this man was killed in a drive-by shooting on East Chestnut Street shortly after midnight early Monday morning (9/3/2012). Simmons was visiting Murfreesboro from Alabama.
Simmons was celebrating in the front lawn of the Murfreesboro home with friends and family members hours after a wedding. The victim reportedly died while protecting a child from the shooting culprit. A police report shows that Simmons was fatally shot in the neck.
Witnesses told police they saw a silver or gold Chevrolet Impala drive by at the time of the shooting. An unknown subject in that car is believed to be responsible for opening fire on the residence and party goers.
So far, an arrest has not been made.