Franklin man charged in shooting

Published 11:18 am Monday, October 1, 2018


A Franklin man charged with shooting a person in the head is now in custody at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.

Tremayne Cassell Pope

According to Capt. Tim Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department, on Sunday at 9:50 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment in the 300 block of South High Street. The officers located one person, a 38-year-old Franklin man, with a gunshot wound to his head inside the apartment. The victim was airlifted to an area trauma hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Asked about his condition on Monday, Whitt said he knew only that the victim was still in a hospital.

The investigation led officers to arrest 37-year-old Tremayne Cassell Pope, of 305 S. High St., Franklin. Pope is charged with unlawful wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharge of a firearm resulting in injury and discharging a firearm in an occupied building.