Local Man Shot In The Neck Wednesday Night, Suspect On The Run

UPDATE: Friday Feb 22.

According to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department Rodney Donte Ewing turned himself in around 3PM Friday.


Original Story:

On Wednesday evening February 20th 56 year old Robert Lunsford Jr was shot in the neck during an altercation at 6210 Lincoln Park in Springfield. Rodney Donte EwingLunsford survived the shooting and was transported to Northcrest Hospital in Springfield then Life flighted to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.

The altercation took place in the front yard on Lincoln Park and escalated until the suspect 27 year old Rodney Donte Ewing allegedly shot  Lunsford.  Several shots were fired during the incident and one shot struck Lunsford Jr. in the neck.

2003Ford TaurusRodney Donte Ewing fled in a 2003 silver Ford Taurus bearing tag number, B9258E.

UPDATE: Feb 22 11:20AM

Rodney Donte Ewing is now driving a blue, 1978 Chevrolet Caprice, four doors, with blue rims. Tag number B59-14E.

Warrants are currently on file at the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office for Rodney Donte Ewing for the offense of Attempted Criminal Homicide.

78 Caprice

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Rodney Donte Ewing orthe Silver Ford Taurus, are urged to contact the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office  at 384-4911 or at RobertsonSheriff.com. Tips can be called in anonymously at 382-3799. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading an arrest. Information can also be sent via text message to rctaris Crimes 274637.


Jim Ball reporting

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