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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Teen victim in hotel shooting dies


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The 15-year-old victim in a shooting at the Baymont Inn & Suites in late February has died, according to police detectives.


The teenager suffered significant injuries and died on Monday, March 8.


Charges for the shooter, 18-year-old Deshawn Wells, are expected to be upgraded to homicide.


Wells is still in jail at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.  He is scheduled to appear in court on July 22. 


 Previously Released:

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – An 18-year-old man is arrested for the shooting of a 15-year-old male at a hotel in Murfreesboro on Sunday, Feb. 28.


Deshawn Wells is charged with attempted homicide.   


Patrol officers responded to a shooting call shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday and discovered the 15-year-old had been wounded inside a hotel room at the Baymont Inn & Suites on Armory Dr.


The 15-year-old was taken by helicopter to a Nashville hospital where he is listed in critical condition.


The victim and four others, both adults and juveniles, were inside the second-floor hotel room when the shooting occurred.


Investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the shooting.


Detectives asked anyone with information about the shooting to call Criminal Investigations Division Detective Julia Cox at 629-201-5514 or email


Wells remains in custody at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.  A court hearing is set for July 22 in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.