Franklin Police seek community’s help

Published 11:36 am Friday, April 22, 2016

According to Capt. Tim Whitt, the Franklin Police Department is seeking the community’s help with regard to two events involving gunshots being fired.

On Tuesday, April 19, at approximately 2:17 p.m., a city employee, while working, observed a subject arguing with another person who was in the 100 block of Langston Court. The suspect pulled out a gun and fired it at the person he was arguing with. The bullet missed the intended victim and struck a house.

Upon police arrival, the suspect had fled the area. Officers attempted to interview some potential witnesses in reference to the event, however, they were uncooperative.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing jeans, a black t-shirt and white do-rag last seen running west on South Street toward Wilson Street.

On Thursday, April 21, at approximately 10:26 p.m., officers again responded to Langston Court for a report of gun shots fired. Officers recovered several spent cartridge casings both .40 caliber pistol and 7.62mm rifle.

One suspect has been developed and detectives continue to investigate.

No one was reported injured and officers could find no property damage from the gun fire.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Franklin police at 757-562-8575 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 562-8599. Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.