A Claiborne County 15-year-old died in a shooting early Monday, police said.
Police say Monday around 1:16 a.m., a shooting incident was reported by the Claiborne County Hospital. The Sheriff’s Department was dispatched and was informed that a gunshot wound victim was transported via personal vehicle. Upon our arrival, it was determined that Jermiah Howard, 15, died as a result of a gunshot wound.
According to a witness, while traveling on Highway 18 they noticed a dark-colored vehicle enter the highway from Citgo Store in pursuit of the vehicle and a few seconds later shots rang out.
Authorities say within an hour they were able to bring in several individuals for questioning. Maliek Gardner, 21, Justin Thomas, 19, Te’Len Guinn, 18, and Ajavion Anderson, 21, were all charged with one count each with murder and one count each of attempted murder.
This case is still under investigation.