Police investigating deadly shooting

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Authorities were still on the scene of a fatal shooting late into the night Tuesday at a home in a subdivision near the city’s east side.

A male and female were reportedly shot, while the male died from injuries at the scene, and the female was transported to a hospital for treatment of unidentified injuries, according to Clay County Sheriff Paul Harden.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was joined by the Brazil Fire Department and CARE Ambulance in response to a residence at North Forest View Lane in Colony Acres shortly after 6 p.m.

Officials blocked the area of a cul-de-sac near the intersection of Forest View and Briarwood lanes during the investigation.

Names have not been released pending notification of relatives and the ongoing investigation. No further details were expected to be released Tuesday night.

Reporter Frank Phillips was on the scene moments ago.

Limited details available at this time.

Story will be updated as soon as details released by authorities.

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  • Prayers for the families affected by this tragedy

    -- Posted by Pastor John on Tue, Sep 5, 2017, at 10:11 PM
  • I was told many years ago by the Brazil Times staff

    "the public has a right to know".

    -- Posted by Conservative Dad on Wed, Sep 6, 2017, at 8:24 AM
  • No difference in people getting on Facebook and telling everyone who it was (which happens A LOT) .. either way, it's disrespectful until the family is notified.

    The public has a right to know something happened, and where it happened .. for their safety, not to be nosey. Everything else just fuels the gossip train.

    Prayers to the families affected by this tragedy.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Sep 6, 2017, at 11:08 AM
  • Right to know - yes. But NOT standing in front of the house where all can ID who lives there! Better ways of reporting and getting the message out. Trade places...would you like other family members to know about a tragedy from FB or the news first?

    Everyone wants to be the fist to report regardless of the accuracy or consequences.

    Right on FatDuckLittlePuddle!!! I'm sure your post will be removed due to the honesty and the last word used.

    -- Posted by Bzlobserver on Wed, Sep 6, 2017, at 12:34 PM
  • This is jst a bad thing all the way around i pray for the families

    -- Posted by umakemesick on Thu, Sep 7, 2017, at 8:02 PM
  • Isn't it funny. The Brazil Times has a right to yellow journalism and to insensitively identify victims before the family is notified, but I can't say "asshat" and call them out for being wrong.

    -- Posted by FatDuckLittlePuddle on Sat, Sep 9, 2017, at 3:18 AM
  • I do believe that the times management would be wise to omit a certain staff member for poor journalism and interfering in police business. Also violating privacy and going live with out proper permission. Such disrespect does not gain one awards nor fame. Such a selfish, rude journalist needs a job not involved with the public.

    My heart breaks for this family, I hope they know there are decent, respectful people in this town,that did not want the coverage of this incident that we received. I keep hearing people comment on how the newspaper needs to work on EDITING the news prior to it being put on media!Please Brazil Times Management get control of your journalist. Prayers for the family.

    -- Posted by dazedconfuzed on Sat, Sep 9, 2017, at 9:18 AM
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