Suspect faces attempted murder charges in Dyer Co. shooting

DYER COUNTY, Tenn. — Deputies say an accused gunman will be charged with three counts of attempted murder after a Thursday afternoon shooting in Dyer County.

Robert Bevis, 45, of Dyersburg was arrested later Thursday.

At least three people were injured in the shooting off Earl Carter Road in the Unionville area near Dyersburg, according to the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department.

The victims were taken to the Regional Medical Center’s trauma center in Memphis and are in critical but stable condition, according to the sheriff’s department.

Dyer County deputies responded around 4:40 p.m. Thursday to the shooting.

“Deputies responded there and found that there were multiple people that had been shot,” said Terry McCreight, chief investigator in Dyer County.

McCreight says their names are not being released at this time.

Bevis was also taken to the hospital.

“He was out at the West Tennessee Healthcare hospital. He was admitted overnight,” McCreight said.

Bevis will be taken to Dyersburg to face charges after being released from the hospital.

“He’s actually being charged with three counts of attempted, first-degree, premeditated murder,” McCreight said.

McCreight says the motive for the shooting is unknown at this time and is still under investigation.

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