Samuel B. Allen

Samuel B. Allen

The Franklin Police responded to a 911 hang-up call at 513 Brevard Street on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at approximately 8:25 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located a male on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

The male victim was identified as Tifton Gamble, 42, of Franklin.

Officers administered CPR and First Aid at the scene. The victim was transported to the Franklin Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

During the investigation, detectives identified Samuel B. Allen, 43, of Franklin as the suspect. After extensive interviews, Allen was placed under arrest and charged with first-degree manslaughter. He is lodged in the Simpson County Detention Center.

The investigation is continuing at this time.