Cookeville police investigate death at highway park and ride

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Cookeville police are investigating after a man’s body was found near a vehicle at the park and ride lot on Highway 111 at Interstate 40.

The body was discovered at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officers said the man had suffered a gunshot wound and a handgun was found near the body.

Cookeville police say they believe this is an isolated event and that there is no reason to believe there is any danger or threat to anyone using the park and ride lot.

This investigation is still on-going.

If you were in the area of the park and ride lot between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, please call Detective Ryan Acuff at 520-5320.