The new year was hours old when state and county investigators were called to a residence near Mayland on a fatal shooting.
The victim was identified by Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox as Paul Wing, 58, a county resident whose address was not immediately available.
Up to a dozen sheriff’s deputies, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents and a district attorney supervisor spent hours taking statements and seizing evidence as the probe unfolded at the scene.
A man, identified as someone who split time between homes in Florida and the county, was taken into custody for investigative purposes. He had not been charged at the time of a press release issued around 11 p.m. Tuesday by the sheriff’s office.
Deputies and an ambulance responded to 115 Sandy Creek Rd. at 12:23 p.m. on a report of a shooting. The scene is located off Cow Pen Rd. and Mayland Rd. northwest of Mayland.
A person identified as involved in the situation also called the E-911 center and surrendered to first responding deputies without incident.
The shooting victim was found lying in a yard outside a residence where the man being held was living. His van was parked in the driveway of a neighboring residence.
The home had belonged to the father of the man being held for investigative purposes. The father recently died, and the person of interest had been staying at the residence, authorities at the scene confirmed.
Deputies performed life-saving measures prior to the arrival of an ambulance that rushed the victim to Cumberland Medical Center where he later died, the sheriff’s office reported.
The body has been sent to Nashville for an autopsy. The investigation is continuing.