MURFREESBORO, TN (WMC) - A man from Memphis was shot and killed in Middle Tennessee on Thursday in what appears to be a drug scenario.
According to investigators, Jessie Buford, 23, was living in Murfreesboro when he was kill
Murfreesboro police officers issued an arrest warrant for a suspect, but have not identified that person yet.
Officers went to Student Quarters, located in the 900 block of Greenland Drive, just before 2 p.m. in response to a shooting call. They found Buford outside of apartment 106 and administered first aid until EMS arrived on the scene.
Buford was rushed to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Detectives executed a search warrant at apartment 106 in connection to suspected drug activity.
Murfreesboro officers said they have had a significant presence in the area for several weeks. During that time period, they have issued more than 200 criminal charges against people for traffic violations, drug possession, weapons possession, and attempted murder (for a prior shooting).
Police said they have added extra officers in the area, which includes foot patrols, and have strengthened their focus on drug investigations in the area.
Buford was a graduate of Sheffield High School in Memphis and studied music business/management at Middle Tennessee State University.