Labor Day shooting

An officer handles traffic on Florence Road on Monday. The occupants of this car, one of whom had been shot, had flagged down EMS, police said.

The victim in the Labor Day homicide has been identified as Keldrick Maurice Moore, 18, of Murfreesboro, the Murfreesboro Police Department said.

Moore graduated from Stewarts Creek High School in May 2019, said James Evans, communications director for Rutherford County Schools.

The shooting victim who survived is a 17-year old male, MPD said. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Two juveniles, ages 16 and 17 were arrested, MPD said. Juvenile petitions were obtained for murder and attempted murder.

Both are in custody at the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center.

The original story follows:

The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another one injured Monday morning.

A car fleeing the shooting scene was later involved in a four-vehicle crash.

Police responded to the 4800 block of Laura Jeanne Blvd. around 11:54 a.m. Monday Sept. 2 after reports of shots fired. A man was found deceased in the parking lot.

While driving to the scene, a Rutherford County Medical Emergency Services ambulance was flagged down by occupants of a vehicle on Florence Road near Manson Pike. One of the passengers was suffering from a gunshot wound. Personnel began treating the man, who was later taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The driver and other passengers were apprehended.

MPD issued an alert for the suspect’s vehicle which was intercepted by a trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office deputy. The vehicle wrecked causing three other vehicles to collide at the corner of Medical Center Parkway and Thompson Lane.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle, a silver Toyota Camry LE, and a passenger were apprehended.

The shootings are being investigated by members of the Criminal Investigations Division. THP is investigating the crash.

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