Updated: Murfreesboro teenager dies from Feb. 28 shooting

Mar 11, 2021 at 10:03 am by Voice Wire

Murfreesboro Police Department CSI
A forensic photographer documents the scene of a shooting at Baymont Inn & Suites on Armory Drive in Murfreesboro.

The 15-year-old victim in a shooting at the Baymont Inn & Suites in late February has died, according to police detectives.

The teenager suffered significant injuries and died on Monday, March 8.

Charges for the shooter, 18-year-old Deshawn Wells, are expected to be upgraded to homicide.

Wells is still in jail at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 22. 


An 18-year-old man is arrested for the shooting of a 15-year-old male at a hotel in Murfreesboro on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Deshawn Wells is charged with attempted homicide.  

Patrol officers responded to a shooting call shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday and discovered the 15-year-old had been wounded inside a hotel room at the Baymont Inn & Suites on Armory Dr.

The 15-year-old was taken by helicopter to a Nashville hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The victim and four others, both adults and juveniles, were inside the second-floor hotel room when the shooting occurred.

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the shooting.

Detectives asked anyone with information about the shooting to call Criminal Investigations Division Detective Julia Cox at 629-201-5514 or email 0834@murfreesborotn.gov.

Wells remains in custody at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.  A court hearing is set for July 22 in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.

Even Earlier

One male victim ended up in the hospital following a shooting Sunday morning at a Murfreesboro motel, according to a press briefing frome the Murfreesboro Police Department.

The shooting occurred around 10:53 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 at Baymont Inn & Suites on Armory Drive in Murfreesboro.

One male victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment; his condition is unknown.

Detectives are trying to determine how and why the victim was shot. No further information at this time.


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