1 Charged In Mother's Fatal Shooting At Birthday Party

Posted at 5:55 AM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 11:44:34-05

Authorities said they've arrested a man accused of fatally shooting the mother of a 2-year-old during the child's birthday party in western Tennessee.

Dyersburg Police Chief Steven Isbell said 30-year-old Torius Russell was charged Friday morning with first-degree murder.

The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Six people at the party, including a 6-year-old, were hospitalized. The child's condition wasn't immediately known. Dyersburg Mayor John Holden said on Friday morning that four people had been released from the hospital.

Holden said police have been trying to determine Russell's relationship to the victims.

He told news media that authorities earlier in the day had been called to the same home where the shooting happened, but he didn't know the nature of the call.