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Murfreesboro sees dramatic uptick in gun violence

May 17, 2017
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)

  --   Murfreesboro Police say the man killed Tuesday night is just one of more than 20 city residents shot, and the second person killed, since the first of the year.

City officials tell WMOT that nearly all the gunshot victims live in the ring of apartment complexes and rental homes that surround Middle Tennessee State University (see the included map) and cater primarily to students.

The most recent shooting resulted in the death of 18-year-old Kendrick Love.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  District Attorney Jennings Jones says controversial charges will be dropped against 10 children arrested by Murfreesboro Police.

The Daily News Journal quotes Jones saying yesterday that it’s the “state’s intention to drop the assault charges.” The children were arrested using an obscure state law on April 15 for failing to intervene in stop a fight between two boys.

Some of the ten children, who ranged in age from 9 to 12 years, were arrested at Hobgood Elementary during the school day. One was transported to Juvenile Hall in handcuffs.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police believe road rage may be responsible for a fatal crash on Broad near Singer Road. The crash took place just after sunrise Friday morning.

Witnesses are telling police that a Ford truck and a white ”Oldsmobile type car” traveling north on Broad appeared to be engaged in a conflict and were driving erratically.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in connection with an assault that took place in February at a MTSU fraternity party.

In a statement to police, 24 year-old Fayetteville, Tenn., resident Logan William Horton says that early on the morning of February 19 he was assaulted while attending a party at the Middle Tennessee State University chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) --  Murfreesboro Police made what they’re calling a major drug bust on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University Monday afternoon.

MPD spokesman Kyle Evans tells WMOT News that police were hearing rumors that drugs were being sold out of Jim Cummings Hall. University police gave MPD permission to pursue the case.  Evans described for WMOT what happened when officers approached the dorm room where suspicious activity had been reported.