Man charged in Martin triple shooting
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WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — The suspected gunman police say shot three, killing one, was formally charged Wednesday. Marcus Easley is accused of shooting three people in Martin late Monday night. As of now officials said two victims remain in critical condition and Corey Williams, 33, of Dresden, was killed in the shooting. Police released new information Wednesday about how they tracked down a suspected killer. Investigators said Marcus Easley, 25, was considered armed and dangerous Tuesday afternoon as a manhunt was underway to find him. “Thank goodness when law enforcement came in contact with him he didn’t produce a weapon and didn’t engage our officers,” Martin Police Chief David Moore said. Chief Moore said his officers were able to track down Easley in Martin around 4:30 p.m.Tuesday with information from a tip. “That put him back close to the scene again he had returned to that area,” Moore said. Moore said they were able to arrest Easley during a traffic stop. Chief Moore also released new information Wednesday saying a fourth victim, a relative to Easley, was threatened during the dispute, but was not shot. As of now investigators said they do not know what lead to the shooting. “My investigators have talked to him I’m not aware that a true motive has been established just a bad situation,” Moore said. Easley is currently being held without bond in the Weakley County Jail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, January 14.