Juvenile killed, 2 adults injured in Clay County shooting

Suspect Charged with first degree murder

WHITLEYVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) - An 11-year-old girl was killed and two adults were injured Monday morning in a shooting at a Clay County residence. A suspect has been taken into custody. 

The incident was reported around 6:30 a.m. in Whitleyville, when a school bus driver arrived at a home on North Fork Road to pick up two girls. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said an uninjured juvenile and a woman, who had suffered a gunshot wound, got on the bus. The driver took them to the Mt. Vernon Fire Department, where they called 9-1-1.  

When deputies responded to the residence, they found a man, who had also been shot, outside the home. TBI said 11-year-old Harley Evans was found deceased inside the residence.  

The two adults were later identified as Harley's father and his girlfriend. They were taken to a Nashville area hospital for treatment. 

Initial reports indicated that the shooting happened on a school bus. However, Clay County School officials confirmed the incident did not happen on the bus. 

Jacob Stanley Snyder was taken into custody shortly before 11 a.m. The TBI said he had been staying on the property and was doing work for the resident. 

Snyder was charged with one count of first degree murder and two counts of att. first degree murder. He was booked into the Clay County Jail on a $2 million bond. Here’s a photo when he was taken into custody.

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