After 2 PM, Friday, September 29, 2023 Manchester City Police Department (MPD) responded to reports of a shooting at the Ambassador Inn, located at 925 Interstate Drive in Manchester.
When officers arrived on the scene, one male person was found deceased. Law enforcement searched for and apprehended a suspect in the shooting.
Assistant Chief with Manchester City Police Department, Adam Floied, had this to say:
Coffee County Director of Schools Dr. Charles Lawson stated that Raider Academy – which is nearby at 865 McMinnville Highway, was placed on a soft lockdown.
“There was some sort of law enforcement incident near Exit 110,” said Lawson. “CCRA was placed on a soft lockdown as a precautionary step. This means that students proceed as normal with their scheduled classes. There were no indications of an imminent threat around the school at any time.”
Thunder Radio has learned that the shooter has been identified as Tauris Maymi. Maymi faces charges of first degree murder and violation of probation. He is currently being held in the Coffee County Jail, with no bond. A court date is set for Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Coffee County District Attorney, Craig Northcott’s Office released this statement late Monday afternoon:
“On September 29, 2023, around 1:30PM, at the Ambassador Inn, in Manchester, Tennessee, Gary Edward Teague, age 44, from Hillsboro, Tennessee, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and passed away from the wounds very shortly thereafter. The Manchester Police Department responded immediately and had the area surrounded within minutes. Based on descriptions from witnesses at the hotel, a search began for the suspect at and around the surrounding area and he was apprehended within the hour. The suspect, Tauris Donte Maymi, age 30, from Manchester, Tennessee, was later charged with first degree murder and is being held without bond, in the Coffee County Jail. Investigators with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Tullahoma Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Coffee County District Attorney’s Office aided MPD in the investigation. The defendant is set for initial appearance in the Coffee County General sessions Court at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.”
Thunder Radio will provide updates as this story unfolds.