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A shooting in Murfreesboro that was reported on Tuesday morning around 1 is still being investigated by Police. Officer Charles Owens responded to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital where he met with the reported shooting victim.
The report on file with the M-P-D shows that the victim stated he got shot near University and State Street’s while walking with someone named “Quise.” The 17-year old victim was evidently walking to the store when he was hit by a flying bullet that came from the area of Patterson Park Community Center.
In what may be tied to the teen shooting, a 28-year old man was spotted by police cleaning blood out of his girlfriend’s car on Tuesday morning on North Rutherford Blvd. When police stopped to speak with Damion Gilbert, it was stated that he had transported a subject to the Emergency Room as the result of a shooting in the area of State and University Street’s. However, Gilbert would not tell police the name of the victim who was shot or why he was shot.
Gilbert's girlfriend told officers that a white or silver Mercedes drove by and opened fire at Rutherford Woodlands Apartments, which is where police made contact with Gilbert. Shell casings were collected from the location, but Gilbert would not cooperate with police, so few details were gathered.
The condition of the teen who was shot is not known at this time, but he was alert and speaking to police early Tuesday morning.
The case remains open. If you have clues, they could be worth cash. Call CrimeStoppers and remain anonymous. 615-893-7867.
MPD Incident Report #14-14747
MPD Incident Report #14-14743