Fugitive who murdered woman in Electrolux Springfield parking lot captured

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man wanted in the murder of a Clarksville woman in the parking lot of the Springfield Electrolux manufacturing facility on Monday night has been captured.

According to the TBI, 38-year-old Anthony Brown was found in Mt. Juliet.


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ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities are searching for a Dickson man suspected of fatally shooting a Clarksville woman in the parking lot of a Springfield manufacturing facility Monday night.

Springfield police responded just before 7 p.m. to a report of gunshots fired outside Electrolux on Industrial Drive.

When officers arrived, they said they located Heather Kirkwood, 45, on the ground with gunshot wounds. The Clarksville woman, who was employed by Electrolux, was pronounced dead on the scene, police explained.

Police later issued an alert for 38-year-old Anthony Brown and identified the Dickson man as the suspected shooter. He reportedly fled in a black Dodge Charger.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Brown to its “Most Wanted” list Tuesday afternoon. Once arrested, investigators said he would be charged with first-degree murder.

Anthony Brown (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

Electrolux released a statement about the shooting:

“We are heartbroken about our team member’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and we want to support them as much as possible. We chose to close the factory last night and are resuming operations today. Should any employee need support, we will have Employee Assistance services available today.”

Anyone with information on Brown’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Springfield Police Department at 615-384-8422 or the TBI at 800-TBI-FIND.

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