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Manhunt underway for suspect in shooting of 14-year-old at laundromat parking lot

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Source: Shelbyville Police Department

Sep. 15 2021, Published 4:41 p.m. ET

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A suspect is wanted in the “senseless killing” of a 14-year-old in a laundromat parking lot in Tennessee, police say as they ask for help finding the alleged killer.

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The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Sept. 13 in the parking lot of Duck River Laundry in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Police say they’ve identified the shooter as Horatio Lewis Rice, and warrants are for his arrest on a charge of first-degree murder are active, according to Shelbyville police.

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A second person, Michael Anthony Caldwell, has been identified as a person of interest who police would like to speak with, police noted.

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Rice and Caldwell should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

The name of the teenage victim has not been released. Police have also not announced a motive for the killing in the parking lot.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Rice or Caldwell is asked to contact Det. Lt. Charles Merlo at (931) 684-5811.


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