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Van Franklin Cates Obituary, Teen charged after killed, in Lewis County shooting

Van Franklin Cates Obituary – A 15-year-old has been arrested following an investigation into a fatal shooting in Hohenwald, Lewis County. On April 12, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents were called to a residence on Mt. View Road after receiving a report of two people being shot. Upon arrival, agents discovered the deceased body of 68-year-old Van Franklin Cates.

Another individual in the house was also injured and is currently in critical condition at a Nashville hospital. The TBI has identified a juvenile as the perpetrator of the shooting. The unidentified juvenile is now in custody and has been charged with criminal homicide. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office transported the juvenile to a holding facility for juveniles. Please stay tuned for further updates on this ongoing investigation.

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