TBI investigating after 1 killed, 1 injured in Millersville shooting

TBI Investigates deadly Millersville shooting on Flat Ridge Rd.
Courtesy: Smokey Barn News

MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate a shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Millersville Sunday night.

According to Smokey Barn News, a woman at a home on 250 Flat Ridge Road called 911 around 10:15 p.m.

Millersville Police Chief David Hindman said officers were informed weapons were in the home and two men were arguing, so negotiators tried contacting them by phone.

They had no luck and police were on scene for about five minutes when they heard a single gunshot, Smokey Barn reported.

Three Millersville police officers and two Sumner County sheriff’s deputies entered the home where they found two men lying on the floor.

A man identified as 49-year-old Leo Jackson was dead in the upper living room area with a gunshot wound to his head, Chief Hindman said.

Investigators said it was unclear if the man shot himself or if someone else did. Hindman added that he had a towel or rag draped over his head, which is not conducive to suicide.

A second man, identified as Jackson’s son, 21-year-old Dallas Jackson, was found unconscious in the kitchen hallway, badly beaten.

He appeared to have blunt force trauma to the mouth, Chief Hindman stated, but the extent of his injuries were not clear. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight for treatment.

The TBI was called to investigate because of unusual circumstances at the scene, but Chief Hindman wouldn’t elaborate.

“The TBI has specialized equipment that will help us better understand what happened at this home this evening,” the chief stated.

In addition, he said a large caliber handgun was used and gunshot residue tests were being performed on both men.

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