Police say dying man identified shooter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says officers have arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting in Middle Tennessee.

Police said in a statement Sunday that the shooting victim, 42-year-old Donald Heath Anderson, identified the suspect, 21-year-old Joseph Morgan Lawson, to a trooper before succumbing to his injuries.

Police say Lawson lured Anderson to a residence Saturday in Macon County and waited with a rifle until he arrived. Police say Lawson fled the scene after the shooting, but officers located him after a brief manhunt in Macon and Jackson counties.

Police say the shooting was over a woman.

Lawson has been charged with criminal homicide. Online jail records don't say whether he has an attorney.


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