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Shooting leaves one dead in Johnson City

July 4th, 2014 5:36 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

Shooting leaves one dead in Johnson City

Moses Ballard and Tonya Hartley

A Johnson City man is dead and two others are in custody after a fatal shooting early Friday morning on East Myrtle Avenue, according to a Johnson City Police press release.

Officers were called to the scene at 1:04 a.m. about shots fired in the 1400 block of East Myrtle and found two people had been shot. Both were transported to the Johnson City Medical Center where Michael Alexis Lee Rowe, 30, died. Moses Alfonso Ballard Jr., 29, received no life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover, police said.

Ballard was being charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon once he is released from the JCMC, according to police.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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