A man in Tennessee is behind bars, accused of fatally shooting three people at the same location. Police were called to the scene in a residential area of Olive Branch at about 1:40 a.m. on January 1. That unnamed caller reported that they had heard shots fired, though it is unclear if they knew the severity of the incident at the time.

When the police arrived, they discovered that three people had been shot and killed. They have not released a motive yet, or the names of those who were shot. However, they have arrested a 26-year-old man whom they allege carried out the act. He is now facing three counts of first-degree murder. He was not given bond. Police reportedly arrested the man without further incident.

Breaking down serious cases

There are always a lot of questions that attorneys seek to get answers for when defending someone accused of a serious crime. What evidence do the police have against the defendant? If there are witness statements, are those witnesses reliable? If an incident occurred late at night, how good was visibility? What was the motive? These are just a few potential questions, but the ramifications are so serious that every possible answer must be carefully considered.

During this time, it is also very important for those who have been accused of such crimes to know their legal options and rights. Everyone in the U.S. has the right to a fair trial, regardless of how serious the allegations against them are. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help protect your rights.