MPD: 2 Days, 2 Shooting Deaths, Same House

Apr 29, 2013

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) --  Authorities are investigating two shooting deaths that took place a day apart at the same Murfreesboro home.

The first death occurred early Saturday morning at 2506 Gold Valley Drive. Police say an officer responding to a 911 call found 33 year-old Reginald Hughes shot. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

Investigators interviewed several people who were in the home at the time of the shooting. A statement released by police later Saturday said they were still investigating, but had tentatively ruled the death a suicide.

Saturday evening police received a second call to the same Gold Valley Drive home. This time 30 year-old Tangeneika Wardlow, the girlfriend of the shooting victim, wanted to file a harassment complaint. Wardlow told police a previous girlfriend of Mr. Hughes was harassing her by phone, blaming her for Hughes’ death.

Early Sunday morning authorities were called to Gold Valley Drive a third time. Police arrived on the scene just before 1 a.m. to find Tangeneika Wardlow shot inside the home. She was taken to Middle Tennessee Medical Center where she later died.

Police again interviewed witnesses and processed the crime scene. Murfreesboro Police now say they’ve identified a suspect in the second death and will be seeking murder warrants in the case.