Authorities Investigate McMinn County Shooting Death

MCMINN COUNTY, TENN. (WDEF)- According to McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy, 52 year old Ricky J. Charles died as a result of an apparent gunshot wound he received during a fight.

It happened at the residence of Angie Branham on County Road 208 near Athens, which Branham was sharing with Mr. Charles.

According to Sheriff Guy, Deputy Sgt Danny Jones and Deputy Brian Alexander responded around 6PM to the report of a shooting at the residence, and found the victim already deceased.

After checking several locations, the suspects involved in the crime came to the Justice Center and turned themselves in to officers for questioning.

Based on the evidence and the statements of all involved, one person was charged in the crime.

19 year old Tristan Stephens was charged with 2nd Degree Murder and was booked into the McMinn County Jail under a $50,000  bond.

McMinn County Sheriff's Office

McMinn County Sheriff’s Office

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