Two arrested in connection to Brownsville shooting

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities have arrested two men in connection to a shooting and homicide that occurred Monday in Brownsville.

Brownsville Shooting Tavares Ray

Ligon (left), Ray (right)

According to a news release, police investigated a report of a shooting around 1 a.m. Monday morning, and discovered a man and a woman critically injured inside a vehicle on East Main Street.

It was later determined the shooting did not occur at that location.

The release states that the female victim, identified as 24-year-old Chelsey Morris, of Bells, died at the scene.

The male victim, who is from Oklahoma, was transported to a Memphis hospital for medical treatment.

During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that led to the arrest of Tavares Ray and Wylie Ligon III, both suspected to be responsible for the shooting during a possible narcotics transaction and attempted robbery.

Tuesday evening, Ray and Ligon were booked into the Haywood County Jail on one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of especially aggravated robbery, and one count of employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

Both are currently being held without bond.


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