Juvenile in Detention, Murder Investigation to Follow


April 18, 2024

Amanda R. Curtis, Reporter

Friday morning, April 12, around 9:45, emergency personnel were dispatched to the 300 block of Mt. View Drive on a call for 2 people shot. Lewis County Sheriff Department, Lewis County Fire and Rescue, District Attorney office, and Maury Regional Emergency Medical were on the scene within minutes. First responders reported that an adult male, Van Franklin Cates, was shot and was deceased. An adult female was also shot and transported by airlift to Nashville for treatment where she is listed as a Jane Doe, as friends say, "she is still in fear for her life."

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