Updated: December 6, 2017


LAWRENCEBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE THIS MORNING AFTER A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL DIED TUESDAY NIGHT FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND.  ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, OFFICERS WERE DISPATCHED TO A RESIDENCE ON SMITH AVENUE JUST AFTER 8 IN REFERENCE TO A SHOOTING.  UPON ARRIVAL, A FEMALE WAS DISCOVERED WITH A VISIBLE GUNSHOT WOUND TO HER NECK.  THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO SOUTHERN TENNESSEE REGIONAL HOSPITAL LAWRENCEBURG WHERE SHE DIED A SHORT TIME LATER.  THE SUSPECT, KYLE DANIEL WELCHER, 18, OF LAWRENCEBURG, WAS ARRESTED FOR RECKLESS HOMICIDE.  WELCHER IS BEING HELD AT THE LAWRENCE COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT BOND.  HE IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN GENERAL SESSIONS COURT ON FEBRUARY 1ST.