One man was killed and another could face criminal charges after gunfire erupted Sunday on Sparta Highway near McMinnville city limits.
The man who was fatally shot and killed while he was driving inbound on Sparta Highway has been identified by the TBI as Christopher Hollis, 36.
Said the TBI in a statement on Monday, "At the request of 31st District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis, TBI special agents are working alongside the Warren County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the shooting death of 36-year-old Christoper Hollis, of McMinnville, during an incident on Highway 70E at Griffith Lane on Sunday afternoon. The investigation remains active and ongoing at this time."
The man who shot and killed Hollis has not been identified by law enforcement officials.
The deadly altercation occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday as both vehicles were travelling inbound on Sparta Highway.
Based on unconfirmed reports, it appears the confrontation between the two male drivers began in the area of Wild Bill's BBQ, formerly the VFW. The distance where the two vehicles came to rest on the inbound lanes of Sparta Highway is about .06 miles away. It is not believed the two men knew each other, indicating an incident on the road led to the fatal shooting.
Yellow evidence markers could be spotted on both vehicles at the scene. Those markers are commonly used to indicate gunshots. The back window behind the driver was shattered on the large SUV driven by Hollis.
This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.