A truck driver is facing first-degree homicide charges for shooting his manager after an argument, according to Tennessee police.
MPD is on the scene of a shooting at American Freight Furniture & Mattress, 7859 Highway 64, the suspect left the scene in an 18-wheeler, caught near I-40. pic.twitter.com/WMtYbCCWey
— Local 24 News (@LocalMemphis) May 9, 2019
The shooting took place around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, in Memphis, Tennessee, according to Fox 13.
We are at the scene of American Freight on US HWY 64 where police responded to a shooting. One victim was shot by a known suspect. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene. MPD says suspect fled the scene, but has been detained. This is an ongoing investigation. pic.twitter.com/UYRV1RAuy3
— Siobhan Riley (@SiobhanRileyTV) May 9, 2019
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.
Timothy Saunders was charged with 1st degree murder. pic.twitter.com/D8U5mnUtjI
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) May 10, 2019
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.