Four Suspects In Custody After Gas Station Shooting In Marshall County

MARSHALL COUNTY, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says four suspects wanted in an early morning shooting in Marshall County are in custody. They believe the victim knew the suspects.

The shooting call came in around 2:00 a.m. Friday at the Slayden Travel Center on Highway 72. The victim, 39-year old Earlie McKinnie, Jr. had been shot in the head.  He is at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis in extremely critical condition.

The car the suspects were in was later found abandoned in a nearby church parking lot. A handgun was recovered off south Slyaden Road, believed to have been tossed by the suspects. A gun was also found inside the victim's vehicle which was at the gas station.

We talked to people who frequent the gas station where the shooting happened.

"It's scary to think that somebody would be pumping gas and somebody would shoot em. That's sad,” says Carol Walls.

"It's not often you hear something like that happen. Like what? In Slayden? So ...just somebody in the wrong place at the wrong time I guess,” says Anthony Richard.

"Young people done that and you know what they need to do is stop and get close to God and give their lives to God and stop all that violence,” says Charles Gorman.

Two men have been charged so far, both with attempted murder. Jacquette Chave Jordan, 27,  was arrested first. Jamarcus Latrey Jones, 29, was turned in by his father to Marshall County Deputies.

The names of the other two suspects have not been released. They were arrested in Fayette County, Tennessee. We are told they are also charged with attempted murder.


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