July homicide marks Covington's first of the year - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

July homicide marks Covington's first of the year

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COVINGTON, TN (WMC) -

A man was shot and killed in Covington on Wednesday morning, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Trell Terry, 23, was found dead on Hill Avenue. He is the first homicide victim in Covington in 2018.

Neighbors said Terry was a young father who was expecting another child in the near future.

"Very sweet person. I don't have anything to say bad about him. He'd make you laugh and bring you joy," one neighbor said.

The shooting that claimed Terry's life happened in the same area where Covington Police Department said four people were shot two weeks ago.

"We have gang issues here, and we're doing our best to control it. We're going our best to combat it, but it's everywhere," Covington Police Chief Buddy Lewis said.

In the last 5 years, Covington Police Department has made more than 6,000 arrests--that in a town of just 9,000 citizens.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation into Terry's death.

At this point, there are no known suspects or any motive behind the crime.

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