COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 18-year-old is dead and a juvenile is in custody following a shooting that occurred at a park in Cookeville on Friday evening.
The Cookeville Police Department said officers were sent to West End Park, located on West End Street, just after 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 to investigate reports of a shooting.
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Officers initially stated that one person was transported to a hospital, and two suspects wearing dark clothing were seen running away from the area.
However, on Saturday, Oct. 7, police reported that 18-year-old Demarcus Hughes, of Cookeville, was killed and another person, who is a minor, was injured in the shooting. The extent of the juvenile’s injuries remain unknown.
Authorities said a juvenile suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the incident. Their identity has not been revealed at this time.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cookeville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 931-526-2125.