Fatal Shooting Under Investigation

June 25, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

One man died in a shooting Thursday afternoon at a residence on Carter Drive. The case is under investigation by the TBI

Sheriff Patrick Ray issued the following statement about the case.

“On June 25 at 12:28 p.m. Central Dispatch received a call of a shooting on Carter Drive in Smithville. This residence is located just outside of the city limits, approximately 240 yards, in the county. The caller stated someone had been shot.

When units from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and the Smithville Police Department arrived on the scene, they found one man lying on the front porch of a residence that had gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The District Attorney’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were notified and arrived on the scene a short time later.

Through the investigation, it appears the home owner and the deceased man exchanged gunfire and the homeowner shot the deceased man. The homeowner was not injured.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. The deceased man’s identity has not been released.

No arrests have been made.

Sheriff Ray wishes to thank Smithville Police Chief Mark Collins and his Department for their assistance and Smithville Fire Chief Charlie Parker for bringing water for the Officer’s on the scene” and to Constable Mark Milam.