Woman found shot

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

While a Lewisburg wom-an fights for her life, the Lewisburg Police Department is searching for clues as to who shot her Thursday night just before 10 p.m., outside of a Lewisburg Housing Authority apartment on Second Avenue.

Frankie M. Brown, age 42, 535 Second Avenue, remains unconscious and in critical condition after being found with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The resident at 733 Second Avenue N. notified the police department that a black male had passed out in her front yard. According to police reports, when Patrolman Jason Parker arrived at the residence, he discovered that the subject was a woman, dressed in "heavy clothing" lying on the steps of the apartment. Parker stated that he noticed blood on the woman's shoes and that she was unconscious and her breathing was shallow and labored.

The report states that Sgt. Matt Owens unzipped the female's jacket and discovered a large amount of blood soaked through her layered clothing and that a bullet wound was evident. According to Parker, while checking for another bullet wound, "a clear cellophane bag containing an off-white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine" was found in her right hand. The officer stated that in her left hand was a cell phone that was continually ringing.

According to Lewisburg Police Chief Doug Alexander, when asked who shot her, the victim attempted to speak but was only able to mumble something before losing consciousness. Brown was transported by the Marshall County Ambulance Service to the emergency room where she was transported by Air Evac to Nashville. Alexander said detectives have not been allowed to speak with her because of her condition.