Arrests pending in Murfreesboro shooting

Published 4:30 pm Friday, January 28, 2022

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MURFREESBORO – No charges have been filed yet in the aftermath of a shooting at the Dollar General on Tuesday, Jan. 25, but Murfreesboro Police Chief David Griffith said they would be forthcoming in the near future.

Griffith told the News Herald on Friday that they’ve interviewed multiple witnesses and are wrapping up their investigation. He also reported that the sole person injured in the shooting remains in the hospital.

The incident occurred around 4:53 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dollar General located on Main Street in Murfreesboro, adjacent to the Food Lion. Officers responded to the scene approximately two minutes after they received the “shots fired” call.

“We were able to find two individuals that had been involved in the shooting,” Griffith said on Tuesday.

Two weapons, which were the property of both individuals, were also recovered at the scene.

A third person involved fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle to Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds. That person was later airlifted to another hospital.

It is not known yet if this incident is related to any other recent crimes in Murfreesboro, which includes an armed robbery which took place on Chowan University’s campus on Jan. 23.