Murfreesboro Police Investigate Homicide

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Police have asked the public’s help for information after a man was fatally shot in Murfreesboro. 

Police were first called to investigate a shots fired call around 9 p.m. Monday in an area of East Street and Ewing Boulevard. 

Investigators said a man was found shot multiple times in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. 

He was treated at the scene and taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. 

He was identified as 38-year-old James Matthew Poynter. 

No suspect information was available. The investigation remained ongoing. 

Anyone with information should call Murfreesboro Police Dispatch at 615-893-1311 or Rutherford County CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867 (STOP).  
 

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