DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man has died after he was shot in the chest at a home in DeKalb County Thursday night.
The man was shot at a home on Eckels Heights Street in Liberty around 6 p.m.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tyler Durden was shot after he went to his mother and stepfather’s home. Authorities said Wayne Fisher, Durden’s stepfather, came to the door, and during the encounter, fired a weapon, striking the 37-year-old.
“An off-duty detective was present at a public event close to the address of the shooting. The off-duty detective shortly arrived on the scene and took the shooter into custody before other county deputies arrived on the scene,” said DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray in a prepared statement.
Durden was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where he died.
Fisher, 51, is charged with second-degree murder. He was booked into the DeKalb County jail on a $500,000 bond.
A motive for the deadly shooting was not released.
Additional information was not released.