UPDATED: Murfreesboro victim shot in arm in fifth shooting within a week

Jun 26, 2020 at 07:37 am by Michelle Willard

Murfreesboro Police Department

Murfreesboro Police officers responded the fifth serious shooting within a week on Wednesday.

According to a press release, officers reported to a shooting at Forrest Oaks II on Northfield Boulevard at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. One person was shot in arm and taken to the hospital. Another individual was detained for questioning. The investigation is on going.

MPD apprehended one suspect, who was in possession of multiple stolen firearms that were recovered following the robbery and shooting. Another suspect is still at large.

Marcus Johnson, 33, was arrested shortly after the crime and charged with especially aggravated burglary and theft over $2,500.

There are also active warrants for a second suspect.

The preliminary investigation reveals Johnson and Smith approached a woman outside, held her at gunpoint, and then forced her inside her Forrest Oaks II Townhome on Northfield Blvd. shortly before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Johnson and an accomplice shot the woman’s 58-year-old boyfriend in the arm who was inside the townhome. They grabbed several long guns from a gun cabinet and fled the scene in a silver Nissan Altima.

A Murfreesboro Police Department officer applied a tourniquet to the man’s arm to stop the bleeding prior to medical personnel arrival. The shooting victim was treated on scene by members of the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department and Rutherford County Medical Services (RCEMS). He was rushed to the hospital by RCEMC and is listed stable condition.

Officers saturated the area and observed the suspect’s vehicle about three miles away parked at a home on East Sevier Street. Officers found several weapons taken in the robbery in the back yard. Johnson was taken into custody once he returned home.

Johnson is being held at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $79,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Rutherford County General Sessions Court on September 3.

The incident is under investigation by Criminal Investigations Division detectives.

This marks the fifth serious shooting in less than a week.

In the early hours of Thursday, June 18, Murfreesboro Police Department detectives say a dispute between acquaintances led to a triple shooting at a home in the 1700 block of Herald Lane.

On Thursday evening, June 18, a man was shot multiple times outside a building at The Pointe at Raiders Crossing Apartments, 2315 N. Tennessee Blvd. The suspect who shot him is still on the run. 

On Friday morning, June 19, a man was found shot to death in a car in the parking lot of The Cove at Center Point 5 Apartments, 1203 Old Lascassas Rd.

On Monday, June 22, a botched drug deal and attempted robbery led to the shooting of two men in the parking lot of a liquor store near MTSU campus.


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