1 Man dead-another shot at Dickson TN hotel www.privateofficer.com
DICKSON COUNTY, TN Jan 3 2012 – A man was killed and another was injured in a late-night shooting outside a hotel in Dickson.
Police were called to the Holiday Inn Express off Highway 46, near Interstate 40, around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Police identified the victims as 29-year-old Matthew Draper, and his cousin, 23-year-old Cody Jackson. Jackson drove himself and Draper to the hospital in a personal vehicle, where Draper was pronounced dead.
Jackson was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in stable condition.
Family members told NewsChannel 5 that Draper jumped in front of Jackson to shield him from the gunfire. The men were both from Hartsville.
The shooting happened outside of the hotel, and police said no one had any affiliation with the hotel.
Dickson Police said the shooter had left the scene before police arrived, but they issued a BOLO (Be on the Lookout) for a maroon SUV. They said they have at least one person of interest who they planned to speak to, and are actively following leads.
A motive for the shooting was not immediately known.