Man wanted for Clarksville shooting that killed 1, injured 3

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Clarksville police are searching for a 22-year-old man in connection to a shooting that left one person dead and three others injured Tuesday night.

It happened in the 300 block of Lansinger Lane around 8:45 p.m.

Responding officers found Montrel Patterson, 22, dead in an apartment. Three people were injured.

Deadly Ckarksville shooting (Jan. 20, 2015)
The shooting happened in the 300 block of Lansinger Lane on Tuesday.

Lisa Downs, 57, and 23-year-old Donald Johnson suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Sherri Downs-Tipton, 48, was transported to Gateway Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

Investigators are searching Timothy Shoffner who they say may have been directly involved with the shooting.

Donald Matthews, who lives above the apartment where the deadly shooting occurred, said he was watching television when he heard shots being fired.

I heard two gunshots. Boom! Boom,” Matthews recalled. “I knew it was gunshots but I didn’t know if they were from the TV, because I had the TV up pretty loud, or if it was real. I heard those five other ones and I knew they were gunshots. They were continuous.”

He continued, “I heard screaming, cries for help. I pulled some pants on, grabbed my knife and ran downstairs. And after that I saw, I looked at the scene and saw three people shot. Blood everywhere.”

Matthews told News 2 he helped one of the gunshot victims until help arrived.

“[I] cut up one of their blankets and tied it around her thigh to make sure there was pressure to stop her blood from flowing and I put pressure on her wounds,” he said.

Shoffner remains at large and may be in the Clarksville or Ashland City area.

He is 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He weighs 140 pounds and has black hair.

Police said Shoffner has several arrest warrants on file.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts or information regarding the deadly shooting is urged to call Clarksville police or Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS.

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