DYERSBURG, Tenn. — UPDATE 1/7/2022 - Dyersburg Police said Friday a 13-year-old is now charged in connection with a party and New Year’s Eve homicide.
Dyersburg Police said the 13-year-old is charged with aggravated assault, accused of beating an 18-year-old woman after the shooting death of Nicholas Sampson on Light Street. The victim told investigators she was hit in the head by the young teen while inside a home where a crowd of adults and juveniles had gathered for a party.
Police said moments before the woman was hit, 20-year-old Sampson was shot and killed by a 15-year-old at the same party.
The woman was treated at the hospital.
The 13-year-old is being held at the Dyer County Juvenile detention pending a hearing.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 731-288-7679.
1/1/2022 - A teenager has been charged with murder after a New Year's Day shooting in Dyersburg.
According to the Dyersburg Police Department, officers found Nicholas Sampson, 20, from Dyersburg, shot multiple times just before 1 a.m. Saturday on Light Street.
Police said around 1 p.m., a 15-year-old from Ridgely turned himself in and was charged with first-degree murder.
The Dyer County Juvenile Court ordered the teen to stay in jail, the department said.
Police are continuing to investigate the case.