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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Police investigating Wednesday night homicide, suspect arrested in Kentucky

Hamilton_Shaleem Courtesy Whitley Co Kentucky Jail

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 16, 2023) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Violent Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the shooting death of a woman allegedly by her boyfriend on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  The boyfriend was later arrested in Kentucky. 


The victim, 25-year-old Rebecca Stockton, was found shot to death in the living room of an apartment at the Fortress Grove Apartments on Puckett Creek Crossing around 9:30 p.m. Wed.  Stockton was pronounced dead on the scene.


The preliminary investigation shows there may have been an argument between Stockton and 41-year-old Shaleem Hamilton.   Neighbors then heard multiple gunshots.   


Criminal Investigations Division detectives were able to develop leads and issued a be on the lookout.  A Corbin Kentucky Police Department officer located Hamilton at a gas station in Corbin.  He was arrested.  Hamilton is charged with 1st degree murder.


This investigation continues. 


Hamilton remains in custody in Kentucky until he can be extradited to Rutherford County.


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