Five Shot, One Dead In Sunday Shootings

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Smokey Barn News
Sunday June 22, 2014
Clarksville, Tenn. & Springfield, Tenn.

Five Shot, One Dead In Sunday Shootings

Ralphthaniel Magee, 23, of Springfield was killed and two women were injured after a shootout at a party early Sunday morning.   During the party, held in a public venue located at 502 Edlin Street in South Guthrie, TN. Edlin Street sits in South Guthrie Tennessee, an unincorporated rural community in Montgomery County near the state line and adjacent to Guthrie Ky. (Location of shooting) Police say a fight broke out just before 2:00AM inside the venue and escalated, spilling outdoors, according to a police report obtained by Smokey Barn News. According to police, after the fight spilled outside, one of the individuals in the fight allegedly shot and killed Magee, he died at the scene. During the shooting two women were grazed by gunfire. The two women drove themselves to seek medical attention.

Smokey has confirmed that after being shot, one of the women drove herself back to Springfield to get medical treatment at Northcrest Medical Center. The other woman drove herself to Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville.  It is believed the majority of the people at the party were Springfield residents, according to Sgt. Steve Heise with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

VolVapor Ad 300The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 931-648-0611 and ask for Sgt. Steve Heise.  Sgt. Heise told Smokey that he would like to talk to anyone that was at the party (whether they saw anything or not), so he is asking that they please call him at the above number.

Around the same time as the shooting on Edlin Street, a Springfield man, Roderick Dickerson, 30,  was shot in the leg and driven to Northcrest Medical Center.

At 2:13am Springfield police were dispatched to Northcrest Emergency in reference to a gun shot victim. When they arrived they spoke to Dickerson. According to a Springfield Police report obtained by Smokey Barn News, Dickerson said he was on the lower part of 15th Ave W. and someone started shooting at him. Dickerson told police  he saw flashes and several bangs in rapid succession. Mr. Dickerson said he jumped into an unknown persons car that was pulling away from the scene. He said as he was getting in, the windshield was struck by a bullet. The driver brought him to the hospital and left. Mr Dickerson refused to give any more information. He said that he did not want to file a report or to prosecute anyone for the shooting, according to Springfield Police.

According to  Sgt. Heise with the Montgomery County, Sheriff Office, they are looking into whether there is any connection between the two shootings.

Dickerson will now be the 4th person to drive themselves or be driven to Northcrest Medical Center after being shot since May 11th of this year. Back on June 2nd a man was shot at the intersection of 21st and Blair in Springfield (Full Story) and after being shot he drove himself to Northcrest. Then back on May 12th a man drove himself to NorthCrest after being shot multiple times in the chest, arms, legs and groin. He survived thank’s to the quick action by staff at NorthCrest and later Vanderbilt. FULL STORY:-> Man Drives Himself To Hospital After Being Shot Multiple Times

Later Sunday evening at approximately 8:16 PM, Springfield Police were called to the NorthCrest Medical Center again relative to another gunshot victim. The victim, Ronald J. Raguse, Jr., age 29 listing a Greenbrier address, had a gunshot wound to his left leg.

Raguse reported that he had gone to the area of Blair Street and Carter Street to purchase drugs. He exited his vehicle and encountered an individual known to him, according to a Police report obtained by Smokey Barn News. The individual allegedly accused the Raguse of talking about him on the street and then the suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at Raguse and fired a shot.

The victim realized that he had been struck in the left leg, and drove himself to NorthCrest Hospital for emergency medical care. The police are seeking a suspect in the shooting incident.

Smokey would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ralphthaniel Magee.

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Man Drives Himself To Hospital After Being Shot Multiple Times

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  1. afootupyours

    “Certain People” will never know the true meaning of “a party” they think it consist of smoking, gambling, drinking, sex, drugs and violence. Whatever happen to socialization? grilling, a beer or two, or playing around the house games etc.. inviting the family and friends over. Learn to keep yo a** at home, leave folks you don’t know alone you want go wrong.

  2. a.n.d 2014

    All these shootings are happening in the same area. they need to have patrol cars out with police in them instead of just parking them around town , to catch speeders. yes, speeding can kill to but murder’s getting away with killing people, is way worse. Which is more important, speeders or people dieing? This town has gotten worse, the people that are getting shot and living, wont give any information that could possibly prevent more injuries and death?