Man charged with murder after shooting near Whiteville, Tennessee

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Gavin Dellinger

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was charged with first-degree murder in Hardeman County, Tennessee, after the victim in a shooting died in a Memphis hospital, authorities said.

The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened on the morning of Aug. 7 near Whiteville. The victim, who was not identified, managed to drive to a nearby house where the homeowner called 911.

The victim told police on the scene that Gavin Dellinger was the shooter. Deputies arrived at Dellinger’s house, where they say he began fighting with them. He was arrested and initially charged with resisting arrest.

The victim was airlifted to Regional One, where he later died in surgery.

After an investigation, Dellinger was charged Wednesday with murder. He is being held in the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office on $250,000 bond.

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