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Suspect in fatal shooting turns himself in

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Carl Allen Whiteside Jr., the suspect in the alleged fatal shooting that occurred Sunday, April 7, around 3:22 a.m. on Lincoln Drive near the APSU campus, turned himself in to police in Stockton, California, around 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, according to a Clarksville Police Department news release.

The alleged shooting resulted in the death of Patrice Smith, 32. Smith was found between the 26 and 27 building of Lincoln Drive and was transported to Gateway Hospital where she was pronounced dead after 4 a.m. Sunday, April 7.

According to the news release, the officers on scene were provided little information about the events that led up to the shooting nor information about the suspect.According to the news release, detectives developed Whiteside as a suspect due to information linking Whiteside to Smith and also putting him in the area when the shooting occurred.

If you have information about this incident, please contact the Clarksville Police Department by calling 911 or the TIPSLINE at 931-645-8477 or the APSU Campus Police office at 931-221-7786 or email at apsupolice@apsu.edu. Information may also be reported anonymously online at http://www.apsu.edu/police/reporting.

An APSU campus safety bulletin was released to notify students, faculty and staff of the incident. The campus bulletin encourages members of the APSU community to exercise extra vigilance, acquaint themselves with the locations of emergency phones located throughout the campus and avail themselves of the escort service provided by APSU Campus Police.

You can reach APSU Campus Police dispatch at any time by pressing the red button on any interior/exterior emergency phone, or by dialing 931-221-7786 on any wired or cellular phone.

This report was up to date as of 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9.

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