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Truck driver fatally shoots manager following fight about loading


A truck driver is facing first-degree homicide charges for shooting his manager after an argument, according to Tennessee police.

The shooting took place around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, in Memphis, Tennessee, according to Fox 13.

The incident began at the American Freight Furniture warehouse with truck driver Timothy Saunders arguing with manager Thomas Hartman about a truck loading issue.

Saunders reportedly left the warehouse for a short time, then returned with a gun. Police say that Saunders aimed the weapon at Hartman’s face and pulled the trigger.

Hartman died at the scene.

Saunders fled in his semi truck but was soon captured by police at Highway 64 and I-40.

Saunders has been charged with first degree homicide for Hartman’s death.

Saunders started driving trucks after retiring as a 27 year veteran of the police force.


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