MT JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Wilson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a person was found dead in a camper near Cedar Creek Marina. Another man was hurt in a shooting on the property.
Law enforcement said they were called out to the area around 5 a.m. and found a man who had been shot. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment and is said to be doing OK. This person is now being considered by law enforcement as a person of interest.
Another person was found dead inside a camper on the property.
The Wilson County Sheriff's Office identified the male killed on the property as Brent Martin, 48, of Old Hickory.
"Our condolences to the Martin family and his friends. Anytime a person is killed in our community during a violent incident is a tragedy," Sheriff Robert Bryan said. "The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work to keep Wilson County and our citizens safe with all the resources we have."
Dawn Laurino says she heard strange noises and knocking outside her home minutes before hearing a gunshot.
"Then my daughter comes out of the room and she had been freaking out in there alone because she heard voices outside her window."
They thought maybe it was an intruder until she looked out the window and realized it was a crime scene with tactical officers holding their guns.
"When you look out of our window upstairs, that we're watching through that RV that had happened in is about 10 feet from our property line," Laurino said.
Laurino says she remembers hearing an officer on a loudspeaker
"It was a female police officer saying so and so step out of the trailer with your hands up and she continued to repeat that like every 10 to 15 seconds for quite a while and then it kind of got quiet," Laurino said, "Next thing we knew my daughter and I heard a loud gunshot."
Laurino says she's grateful to police for helping keep their neighborhood safe.
Detectives did not release the cause of death, but they are investigating this as a homicide.
The sheriff's office said this is an ongoing investigation. Limited details have been released at this time.