RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 54-year-old man has been charged with the shooting death of his neighbor in Rutherford County.
The deadly shooting happened Wednesday around 2 p.m. on Panther Creek Road.
Jeffery Hayden Burris, of Panther Creek Road, was charged in the shooting death of neighbor Clarence Rowden III, 58, according to authorities. The shooting occurred outside Rowden’s home.
“The victim’s wife called 911 after Burris fired multiple rounds with a handgun, striking and killing Rowden,” said Criminal Investigations Capt. Todd Sparks.
Paramedics responded to the residence and attempted life-saving efforts, but Rowden was pronounced dead at the scene. Burris was detained immediately by responding patrol officers, according to a release.
“Our investigation has determined that Burris is believed to be the only suspect involved in this shooting,” Sparks said. “We are still following up to determine an exact motive.”
Burris is being held in the Rutherford County jail on a $600,000 bond with an initial court date being set Sept. 14.
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