By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today
Was a shooting suspect on the loose in Corinth while children were trick-or-treating Wednesday?
If there was a shooting suspect at-large, was the community informed of this prior to taking their little ones trick-or-treating Wednesday night?
Corinth Today went to the police department Wednesday afternoon to get information on the shooting, including whether anyone was in custody.
But Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance told a reporter that a public records request would have to be filed for the information.
So much for informing the community about the status of a violent crime investigation before trick-or-treating was set to begin in about two hours.
Corinth Today was seeking information on the reported shooting to inform the community about what was happening.
It was especially important for people to have information about whether a suspect was still at-large since children would be out trick-or-treating that evening.
Indeed, many parents and children were going door-to-door throughout the downtown historic neighborhoods of Corinth during the nighttime hours.
Was a shooting suspect at-large at this time?
Corinth Today asked Mayor Tommy Irwin on Wednesday night via text message. Irwin responded via text, saying, “Those questions should be asked to Ralph (Dance). I think it was fine.”
As a parent, I would personally appreciate it if the police department would inform me about whether a shooting suspect was still at-large or not before I took my child around town knocking on doors at night for candy.
Maybe this is too much to ask as taxpayers from our government officials.
The Corinth Police Department’s Facebook did not have any information regarding whether a suspect was in custody or still at-large on Wednesday night.
Corinth Police responded to a gruesome scene at the intersection of Wick and Young streets at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Blood was on the road by a car parked in front of a house.
The afternoon unfolded with an apparent search for a suspect, as police in SWAT gear stood guard by houses and even made entry into one in the 1200 block of Wick Street.
With police in full SWAT gear it appeared that it was a dangerous situation.
Was it safe for the children trick-or-treating or should the little ones have been in SWAT gear as well?
Mayor Irwin said, “I think it was fine.”