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College Grove shooting investigated as attempted homicide

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Police are investigating a fourth shooting that took place at 1540 New Lascassas Highway, College Grove, just after 7 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a victim, Marcellous Davis, with a gunshot wound to the face. He was taken to Vanderbilt hospital.

Police took statements from several witnesses at the scene and are investigating the case as an attempted murder.

Murfreesboro Police have made arrests in connection with three fatal shootings during May at apartment complexes on Greenland Drive, Lascassas Highway and South Rutherford Boulevard.

In the wake of these shootings, MTSU and local authorities are working together with apartment complexes that cater to students to beef up patrols and security to make them safer. Officials say apartment managers are cooperating with police and city leaders.

Amid this crackdown on drugs and violence, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit arrested an MTSU student for marijuana possession at his Campus Crossing apartment where they also found a 9 mm Glock with a 31-round magazine.

Authorities charged Steven Jackson, 22, of Memphis with felony possession of marijuana April 2 after detectives found the illicit weed when they served a search warrant at his apartment at 285 N. Rutherford Blvd., according to Detective Lt. Jason Mathis.

Detectives recovered marijuana and the gun from his car and jars of marijuana from the apartment as well, according to a report. Jackson was booked at the Rutherford County jail.

Other suspects were cited during the search, and indictments are expected from the investigation, according to Mathis.

"Due to the increased problems we are having with the sales of drugs and the shootings in our community, we are proactively pursuing these individuals who are selling narcotics and carrying handguns," Mathis said. "We are communicating with Murfreesboro Police's Vice Unit. We are working together to combat these problems."

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ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE, COLLEGE GROVE APARTMENTS, CRIME, DRUG ARREST, DRUGS, GUN VIOLENCE, SHOOTING
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