• Man charged with murder after 2 shot, 1 dead in New Year's Eve shooting in Bartlett

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    BARTLETT, Tenn. - Bartlett Police have made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting on New Year's Eve.

    The Bartlett Police Department responded to a shooting on the 3300 block of Summerhill Drive.  

    When officers got to the scene, they found two people who had been shot.  One victim was transported to Regional One Medical Center. The second victim did not survive. 

    According to police, Robert Vaughn -- a relative of the victim -- was developed as a suspect in the case after an initial investigation. 

    Vaughn was just arrested and booked into the Bartlett Jail around 2 p.m. Tuesday in connection with the incident. 


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    One man, who did not want to be identified because of fear of retaliation, said he and his daughter came outside to film what they thought were fireworks. 

    “We could hear fireworks but not see fireworks,” said the man. “The sounds that I heard of course I knew weren’t fireworks, we heard what I suspected was gunshots.”

    Neighbors said they saw someone leaving the scene after the shooting. 

    Investigators told FOX13 Vaughn is being charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony.

    The BPD Investigative Service Division is actively investigating this case.  

    Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Bartlett Police Department at 901-385-5555. 

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