12 shots fired into a Murf. home, toddler and 7 others escape unharmed
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Eight Murfreesboro residents narrowly escaped injury this past weekend after a dozen shots were fired into their home.
Police say they were called to a home in the 500 block of Highland Ave. just after midnight on Saturday. They found a multiple bullet holes in the home and in a car in the drive.
The eight people inside the home, including a 15-month-old toddler, were not injured.
A nearby MPD Officer heard the shots and minutes later took a suspect into custody.
Twenty-eight-year-old Robert A. Dumas is now under arrest and facing seven counts of reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting.
June has been a dangerous, deadly month in Murfreesboro. The city has suffered seven shootings to date. One person was fatally injured.
Compare that to June of last year when Murfreesboro Police reported just one shooting incident.
There’s been a total of 15 shootings so far in 2020. Compare that to twelve shootings during the same period last year.
WMOT asked the MPD what might be causing the rash of shootings, but they declined to answer. Instead, the department provided a statement that reads in part “Addressing violent crime remains our top priority.”