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The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the shooting death of John David Whitehead of Dickson at a residence on Hoods Branch Road in Springfield.

The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to a call of a home invasion. Upon arrival, Deputies found Whitehead deceased from injuries he sustained in the shooting by the homeowner, David Joshua Tucker.

Investigation has revealed that John Whitehead had previously come to the house the day before on Saturday, and was acting strangely. He claimed to know Tucker and his family. The homeowner had him leave the property.

Towards the early hours of April 21st, Whitehead returned to the residence where he forced his way into the home, and was shot by Tucker. According to police, Tucker said he was in fear of he and his family’s safety.

John Whitehead’s family has indicated that he suffers from mental health issues. The investigation is still ongoing.

The District Attorney will not be pursuing charges at this time.

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