Truck driver indicted for shooting death of furniture store manager

Truck driver indicted for shooting death of furniture store manager
Timothy Saunders (Source: SCSO)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A truck driver accused of shooting a Memphis furniture store’s dock manager was indicted Wednesday for first-degree murder.

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Timothy Saunders, 53, is in jail without bond.

Prosecutors say Saunders got into an argument with 41-year-old Thomas Hartman, the dock manager at American Freight Liquidators, over why the truck wasn’t unloaded. When the argument escalated, witnesses said Saunders left, returned with a gun and shot Hartman in the head.

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Hartman died at the scene.

Saunders drove off in his tractor trailer after the shooting but was stopped and arrested not far from the store.

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Saunders, of Clarksville, Tennessee, previously worked as a police officer in Clarksville, Tennessee. He retired from the department in November 2017.

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