Shelbyville homicide suspect arrested after month-long investigation

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man has been arrested for his connection to a homicide that occurred in late August in Shelbyville.

On Tuesday morning, Shelbyville police arrested Mohamed Miray, 31, in the shooting death of Rafael Mendoza-Pineda.

  • Mohamed Miray arrest

Officials say on August 26, just after 10:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Anthony Lane and found Mendoza-Pineda, 43, dead from a gunshot wound in a hallway between buildings in a apartment complex.

According to an incident report, witnesses told officers they heard gunshots and saw two men running from the scene with a gun.

After a month-long investigation, Miray was charged with criminal homicide for the shooting death of Rafael Mendoza-Pineda.

Miray is being held in Bedford County Jail without bond. Shelbyville Police thanked the TBI, Metro Police and the US Marshal Service for their assistance in this case.

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