Two Shot, One In Custody Following Springfield Shooting

Two Shot, One In Custody Following Springfield Shooting

Two Shot, One In Custody Following Springfield Shooting


ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Two women (a mother and daughter) sustained gunshot wounds and a suspect arrested following a shooting incident in Springfield early Friday.

The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the shooting.  The shooting occurred at a residence off Boyd Holland Rd around 1 am Friday morning. MAP

According to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, the victims are a 46-year-old  mother and her 15-year-old daughter. The mother and daughter were taken to a nearby hospital where the 46-year-old mother is in critical condition sustaining “life-threatening injury,” the Sheriff’s Office said. The 15-year-old female is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies initially responded to a call of a gunshot wound at the residence on Boyd Holland Rd. Upon arrival, Deputies found the 46-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the head and the 15-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the wrist.

When Deputies arrived, the shooting suspect, 38-year-old Robert D. Mitchell of Springfield was still at the residence and surrendered to the Deputies without incident.

Preliminary investigation indicates the suspect and both victims lived together, and the shooting occurred after an initial domestic altercation between the suspect and the 46-year-old female.

Robert Mitchell is currently being held at the Robertson County Detention Facility. Mitchell has been charged with Criminal Attempt – 1 st Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. A bond amount has not been listed.

Robertson County EMS, North Robertson County Fire & Rescue, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.

As more information becomes available we will bring it to you. Refresh this page for updates.

UPDATE: The 46-year-old mother, now identified as Melanie Dempsey has died. Click here for our updated report.

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