Ricky Gaines


New Details Released in Humboldt Homicide

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

HUMBOLDT, Tenn.- Humboldt Police released some new details about a shooting there, Thursday that happened near an elementary school.

Police said the name of the person was Ricky Gaines, 51 of Humboldt.

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. off West Side Drive. Police said Gaines had stabbed and robbed Alexey Ermilov, 29, just before Ermilov, who had a handgun carry permit, pulled out a gun and shot Gaines.

Gaines was dead at the scene and Ermilov was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Ganies' body was taken to Memphis for an autopsy.

No charges have been filed as police continue their investigation.