Owner Of Hillcrest Motel Shot And Killed; Suspect In Custody

by Roger Murphy
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SHEFFIELD-The Sheffield Police Department report a shooting at the Hillcrest Motel that has taken the life of the owner of the motel.

The shooting took place around 9:30AM on Thursday.  Police Chief Ricky Terry reports a man enter the  office of the motel shot and killed the owner.  The shooter has been taken into custody and remains at the Sheffield Jail.  Names have not been released and charges levied against the suspect have not been given.  Chief Terry says he will release more information later Thursday afternoon.

Schools in Sheffield were placed on lockdown around 9:40AM and were under lockdown until around 10:00Am as a precautionary measure according to Chief Terry.

The full message sent to parents concerning the lockdown is here:

“Sheffield City Schools are cleared from an earlier lockdown after an incident in the city involving police in pursuit of a suspect. Schools were never in danger, nor was there any incident on campus. At approximately 9:40 a.m. Sheffield campuses —- acted on a ective from the Sheffield Police Department to go on a lockdown for safety precautions. The incident ended, and the lockdown was lifted by 10 a.m. Again, there was never an incident on campus, and this was a directive from the Sheffield Police Department. Thank you for your support.”

As more information becomes available we will report it here.

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