Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting In Cookeville

Posted at 3:44 PM, Aug 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-05 16:44:40-04

Authorities said an arrest has been made in the death of a 40-year-old man following a shooting in Putnam County.

Media reports stated Cookeville police officers found Randall Kendall dead at the scene on Thursday after receiving a call reporting a man lying in the street bleeding.

The investigation, which police said was ongoing, resulted in the arrest of 28-year-old Ricky Nathaniel Murphy. Murphy was charged with first-degree murder.

Police said Kendall and Murphy were involved in an argument that escalated to a physical fight and that, at some point, Murphy grabbed a long gun from his home, returned to Kendall's location, and shot Kendall.