One dead, two injured following barrage of gunfire in Springfield

Posted at 9:48 AM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 16:39:10-04

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WTVF) — A barrage of gunfire rang out in Springfield around 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

Robertson County Dispatch responded to a call complaining about gunshots that were being fired near 15th Avenue W. at Bessie Street.

Robertson County Sheriff's Department officers were dispatched alongside officers from the Springfield Police Department to the scene.

Shortly after officers went to investigate, Robertson County Dispatch received a call about an individual who had been grazed in the leg by a projectile from a firearm. The individual was lying in the parking lot at 2012 Memorial Boulevard. The victim was given treatment for minor injuries by Robertson County EMS.

Following the incident on Memorial Boulevard, officers were sent to Tristar Northcrest Medical Center. 25-year-old Demecko Ferguson was taken to the hospital suffering from a possible gunshot wound. Ferguson succumbed to his injuries.

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Later in the night, a maroon Nissan Altima was discovered on 18th Avenue W. near J.L. Patterson Boulevard. Investigators processed the scene and several items of evidence were collected for the investigation. The vehicle has since been towed from the scene for further investigation.

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Investigations led officers to seek charges of two individuals: 21-year-old Eric Mason White and 19-year-old Kevaris Lark. The pair have been charged with criminal homicide in the death of Ferguson. Lark was arrested and transported to the Robertson County Detention Facility on Sunday. White turned himself in on Monday.

Kevaris Lark
Eric Mason

After the incident, a third suspect, Ke’vontay Emari Deshawn White, turned himself in to the police. White has been charged with criminal homicide.

 Ke’vontay Emari Deshawn White