Clarksville PD launches homicide investigation following fatal gas station shooting
The man was pronounced dead at the hospital
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A man was shot and killed at a Clarksville gas station early Saturday morning.
Police responded to the shooting at Dodge’s on 1504 Fort Cambell Boulevard at around 4:56 a.m., according to the Clarksville Police Department.
Upon arrival, police said they found 29-year-old Jarlen Corbin who had been shot in the chest. Police said they were initially going to air-lift the man to Nashville but due to the severity of his injuries, he was taken to a hospital that was closer.
The man was pronounced dead at Tennova Healthcare a short time later.
Two individuals who were also involved in the incident arrived at Tennova Healthcare with gunshot wounds. Maleike Hamlin, 28, and Otis Barns, 21, were taken to Vanderbilt Hospital and were released. Both were arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail and were charged with Criminal Homicide.
Detectives with CPD’s Special Operations Homicide Unit will be handling the investigation.
For the regular customers at the Dodge’s gas station, many said they were shocked to hear a man was shot and killed inches away from where they get their gas.
“As I drove up to the stop light and I looked to my left, I saw a bunch of police cars and yellow caution tape.
For Kit Walk, a regular at Dodges, he said he knew something bad must have happened.
Walk said he saw about 12 to 14 police cars with caution tape around the pumps, but Walk wasn’t the only one who saw the commotion.
Nearby, Latoya Milam said she instantly started looking for answers.
“I was at work on my break and I looked through my phone and saw that there was a shooting that turned into a homicide,” Milam said. “That’s sad because there are children that walk up and down the road all the time and anything could have happened.”
For Milam, she said she has an issue with Dodge’s gas station and has a suggestion for the owner.
“I feel like they shouldn’t be open all night long operating 24 hours because of dangers like this that can happen,” Milam said.
Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Goble at (931)-648-0656, ext. 5323. To remain anonymous and to be eligible for a cash reward, call the Clarksville Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Tipsline at (931)-645-8477.
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