|Argument leads to deadly shootings |
|Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 9:02 pm |
|An argument and shooting Friday morning near Palmersville in Weakley County has left two men dead. |
The victims have been identified as Oren Willis, 68, of 922 Wesley Chapel Road and Roy McAlpin, 64, of 153 Harrison Road, both in Weakley County.
The incident apparently occurred about 10 a.m. Friday at a lawnmower shop on Harrison Road, north of Palmersville, the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department reported.
The 911 dispatch center in Dresden received a call at 10:07 a.m. that Willis had stopped in the 7900 block of Palmersville Highway 89 and asked someone to call an ambulance because he had been shot.
Willis also allegedly told people there that he had shot McAlpin at his lawnmower repair shop on Harrison Road, according to Weakley County sheriff’s investigator Randall McGowan.
Deputies arrived at the Harrison Road scene at 10:19 a.m. and found McAlpin dead of a gunshot wound to the chest.
Willis had sustained a gunshot wound and was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for treatment. He died there Saturday as the result of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, McGowan reported late Saturday.
The incident remains under investigation.
At one time, McAlpin and Willis had been involved in a partnership to rebuild and sell garden tillers and it is believed an argument about that business venture led to the shooting, the sheriff’s investigator said in a press release. Published in The Messenger 4.23.12