TBI investigating 2 dead, 2 wounded in Cumberland County Tuesday night

Images: Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook page / MGN

UPDATE (Wednesday night):

Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have arrested and charged a Bledsoe County man in these incidents. See more here.

UPDATE (Wednesday afternoon):

From the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department:

"On March 12, 2019, at approximately 5:58 p.m. Cumberland County deputies were dispatched to Critter Creek Road regarding a call from a concerned citizen about finding a body. Deputies arrived on the scene and discovered a body in a trash pile on a vacant lot. The scene was secured and investigators from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were sent to the scene to conduct an investigation.

On March 12, 2019, at approximately 10:30 p.m. another call came in concerning a shooting in the 2500 block of Vandever Road. Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and discovered multiple victims that had been shot at the scene. Tennessee Highway Patrol, Crossville Police Department also responded to the scene to assist the on-scene units. Cumberland County Sheriff’s Investigators and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrived on the scene and began to conduct the investigation.

Law enforcement units discovered two victims at the Vandever Road scene that were wounded and one deceased. One body was found at the Critter Creek Road address. The names of all victims are being withheld at this time pending notification to next of kin.

The investigation is ongoing at the time of this press release. Additional releases will be made as information becomes available."


Several Tennessee media outlets are reporting that agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) are on their way to Cumberland County to investigate a report of several people shot Tuesday night.

WATE-TV in Knoxville reports that TBI agents are responding to "multiple locations" after two people were killed and another two were injured. WKRN in Nashville quoted the TBI as saying there were a total of two crime scenes.

A post on the Cumberland County, Tenn. Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says "Investigators are currently investigating a shooting that occurred overnight. Press Release will be forthcoming."

This is a developing story and will be updated as we get new information.

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