Humboldt Police Release More Details in Thursday Shooting

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - The Humboldt Police Department has released additional details in a shooting death, Thursday.

According to a news release, Ricky Eugene Gaines, 51, was killed in the incident.

Police believe Gaines stabbed a 29 year old Middle Tennessee man and robbed him. The other man, who police said had a valid gun permit, then reportedly shot Gaines with a handgun.

Gaines was pronounced dead at the scene while the other man was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Gaines body was sent to the Medical Examiners Office in Memphis for an autopsy.

Police are continuing their investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Humboldt Police Department at 731.784.1322.


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