Springfield Police Investigate Homicide Wednesday Morning
(Story updated see below)
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Around 11:30am Wednesday morning Springfield Police responded to a call about a possible gunshot victim slumped over in a vehicle on 21st Ave East near Woodland St. MAP
When police arrived they found a deceased black male, now identified as Demetrius Mack, 25, of Springfield, inside of a vehicle that had rolled to a stop up against a tree on 21st Ave. According to Springfield Police Chief David Thompson, investigators believe the victim was shot near by but not at the location the body was found.
“I don’t think he was shot exactly where he is right there, I think the car rolled. I think that it probably happened close in proximity but not exactly there.” Thompson said.
As far as witnesses, Thompson said; “We have a variety of people that have provided some information.”
Chief Thompson said that the investigation is ongoing, as soon as more information becomes available and next of kin have been notified more information will be released.
UPDATE: Police release more details and name of victim.
Springfield Police are releasing more information about a shooting that occurred on 21st Ave in Springfield. According to Springfield Police, the victim is identified as Demetrius Mack, 25, of Springfield, TN.
According to Police, when they arrived on the scene they found the car (still running) with the front of the car up against a tree and it appeared to be in gear. Police say the windows were up with the doors locked.
Police forced open the car, and Robertson County EMS arrived to find the driver deceased with a bullet wound.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Springfield Police at 615-384- 8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382- 3799 to be able to provide anonymous information
UPDATE: Just hours after calling the death of a Springfield man a homicide Springfield Police have a suspect in custody.
Springfield Police allege that Cameron Boyd Age 18 of Springfield is the trigger man charging him with Criminal Homicide.
Boyd is currently being held at the Robertson County Detention Center without bond. Boyd was just released from jail a week ago and is now back behind bars facing murder charges. (FULL STORY)
This is a developing story check back with Smokey Barn News for more information as it becomes available.
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