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BREAKING: One dead, one in custody after Wednesday afternoon shooting

A man is in custody and another dead after a mid-morning shooting on Nov. 1 in Martin.

According to a report from the Martin Police Department, officers responded at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday to a shooting at #5 Hillsboro St. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 28-year old man bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance directly to the Air Evac Base and was flown to Memphis, where he later died from his injuries.

Later that evening, Martin PD with the assistance of Sheriff Terry McDade and the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office arrested 55-year old Lawrence Rodriguez without incident at a private residence on Sidona Rd. The suspect is currently being held in the Weakley County Detention Center charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault.