MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Dyersburg man faces an attempted murder charge after police say a neighbor dispute led to a shooting Sunday night.
Dyersburg Police said officers were responding to a shooting in the Vaughn and Watkins Street area around 7 p.m. when they found a 32-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck area.
The victim was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis.
Police said the shooting allegedly occurred over a dispute earlier in the day. Witnesses identified the shooter as 70-year-old Terrence West.
West left the scene before police arrived.
At approximately 11 p.m., an officer patrolling the area found West inside his vehicle parked behind a house on Doyle and Fakes Street.
Police said he was taken into custody “after a brief struggle,” and officers found suspected methamphetamine in his vehicle.
West is charged with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a Schedule II drug.