Suspected gunman sought after 2 shot in Bedford County

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities in Bedford County have identified the two men suspected of killing one person and critically wounding another in a shooting over the weekend.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said warrants were issued Wednesday morning for the arrest of Rolando Esquivel Garcia on charges of criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide.

Deputies said Garcia and another man, identified as Juan Antonio Lopez Juarez, were involved in shooting two men on Lower Halls Mill Road Sunday afternoon.

Juan Diego Frias Gutierrez was found dead in the front yard of the location, according to investigators. They said another man, who had been shot in the chest and arm, flagged down a deputy and was transported to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said Juarez was arrested Wednesday morning with assistance from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin Police Department. Juarez was charged with criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide.

Anyone with information on Garcia’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at (931) 684-3232.

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